MAOTIK (FR), Maarten Vos (NL) Erratic Weather

Audiovisual performance

Despite some world leaders’ scepticism, climate change is a reality and the world isn't just warming, in some parts of the planet the weather is also becoming more erratic. During the last years, our generation has started to observe the effects and consequences of this shift, witnessing violent and unexpected climate phenomena. Erratic Weather is a digital art project aiming to represent changing atmospheric conditions into an immersive multimedia experience. During the performance, the system uses various sources of weather information retrieved from an online database and processed in real time to generate a visual and a surround-sound composition. The audience will experience the life cycle of swirling phenomena such a typhoon, hurricane and tropical cyclone, demonstrating the devastating power of nature and the emergency to preserve it.


French digital artist, Mathieu Le Sourd (Maotik) focuses his work on the creation of immersive multimedia environments, interactive installation and audiovisual performances. His work has recently been presented at various festivals and galleries around the world, such as Mutek Festival, B39 in Seoul, Signal Festival in Prague, the British Film Institute in London, ARS Electronica in Linz, Théâtre Chaillot in Paris and Monom in Berlin. Always in search of new challenges, Le Sourd designs his own audiovisual tools, generating visuals with algorithms and creating 3D worlds to transform perceptions of space. He collaborates with musicians, performers and scientists in order to continue his research into the relationship between art, science and technology. Maotik recently moved his studio to the Funkhaus, Berlin where he continues his artistic research by taking part in the art residency organized between Sonar+D and Factory Berlin. He also joined the CODE University of Applied Sciences where he works as a lecturer and teaches interactive design, generative design and AR/VR environments.

Maarten Vos (NL)

Maarten Vos is a Dutch cellist, composer and producer based in Berlin. In his musical development, in addition to traditional classical music, Vos discovered a strong interest in minimalists, contemporary and experimental music. He focuses his work on the creation of modern classical, ambient and electronic music where he transforms traditional instrumentation into newfangled sounds with an exploratory approach to the cello, combined with modular synthesizers and other electronic instruments. Vos played at various venues and events around the world such as Le Guess Who?, MUTEK, Sonár, Rewire, Paris Philharmonie, Contact Tokyo, Funkhaus Berlin, Amsterdam Dance Event, Cryptic Glasgow, Lowlands and was artist in Residence at the Gaudeamus in Utrecht, MONOM/Funkhaus in Berlin and Theatre de Chaillot in Paris. Next to his solo career, he collaborates with authors in different art disciplines; in music with Julianna Barwick, Nicolas Godin (AIR), Colin Benders, Joep Beving, Sebastian Plano, Asko | Schönberg, fashion designer Iris van Herpen, digital/visual artists Maotik and Christopher Bauder, contemporary dance company Conny Janssen Danst, makes music for film and collaborates in technology with spatial sound company 4DSOUND, creative-instrument company Slate + Ash, and more. He produced and mixed albums for various artists on labels such as Deutsche Grammophon and Universal.