Klaus Obermaier - Dancing House, 2020 | site-specific installation with projection and motion sensor © EVI LICHTUNGEN, Photographer Sara Foerster
In "Dancing House" interactive projection-mapping goes beyond passive reception, mere amazement, and creates an immersive communicative experience. Only through the active participation of the visitors, through playful interaction, does the artwork come alive. In Dancing House the visitors are called upon to move, to jump, in order - as the title suggests - to make the building and themselves dance.
For more than two decades the Austrian media artist, director, choreographer and composer Klaus Obermaier (*1955) has been creating innovative works with new media in the fields of performance, dance, art and music. His intermedia performances and installations are invited by festivals and theatres in Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia. Many of his projects, such as D.A.V.E, APPARITION, LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS, DANCING HOUSE or EGO, are regarded as groundbreaking in the development of new artistic forms of human interaction with digital systems. Klaus Obermaier is visiting professor for interactive art and performance at the University IUAV in Venice and at the Babes-Bolyai-University in Klausenburg/Romania. He was Adjunct Professor of Composition at Webster University Vienna and taught courses in choreography and new media at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma. From 2016 to 2018 he was co-director of the Master for Advanced Interaction at the IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) in Barcelona. Klaus Obermaier lives in Vienna and Barcelona.
The former prince-bishop's residence stands at the cathedral courtyard in Hildesheim in the western extension of the axis of the cathedral. The building, until secularisation in 1802 the representative and administrative centre of the Hildesheim monastery and then the regional court, today houses the vicariate general of the diocese of Hildesheim. The Episcopal Vicariate General is the central administrative authority of the diocese. It is a service provider, controls resources, supervises and develops guiding ideas for the diocese of Hildesheim. The former residence castle was destroyed in the bombing raid on Hildesheim on 22 March 1945. The historic interior was lost. The exterior was rebuilt in 1949/50 true to the original. In the 1970s, the Hildesheim Regional Court moved into a new courthouse on Kaiserstraße and the castle building besides the cathedral was taken over by the diocese of Hildesheim.
Christine Reinert engagiert sich in der Jugendarbeit der Deutschen Pfadfinderschaft Sankt Georg. Mit ihrer Pfadfindergruppe hat sie schon auf dem Domplatz gezeltet und dabei den Platz in Bewegung gebracht.