Kalma is a multifaceted audiovisual artist specialized in developing real-time generative visuals.
VJ sets, projection mapping, art installations, video art… Kalma embodies the true spirit of the new media artist: restless and constantly striving for innovation and reinvention.
Sometimes we see the practice of VJing being dismissed similarly as it happens to the Djs: “It’s not really a form art as you are only mixing content.”
Well, Kalma couldn’t disagree more. By using using real-time generative visuals she developed a remarkable style that intrinsically connects audio and video.
Across a variety of formats her signature is undoubtedly the profound synaesthesia between the soundscape and her visual structure.
She dives deep into the ocean of sounds bringing up beats and synths to explicit them visually.
Kalma thoroughly investigates each sound elements she comes across with. She goes beyond the simple harmonic structure to investigate the emotional fields and subtexts expressed by the music.
In this intriguing Audiovisual work, Kalma connects each sounds to a particular visual object creating a multi-symphonic orchestra formed by dress making machines.
The video is an excerpt of the projection mapping performance for the opening of Mmmrr, a clothes shop in Berlin.
MIMICOF + KALMA: Audiovisual Performance
Following the eclectic musical work by Mimicof, Kalma designs a mystical visual experience featuring a fine-drawn, slender aesthetic crescendo.
Midori hirano aka Mimicof is a Japanese sound artist based in Berlin. Her work is a mixture of modern digital sounds with subtle electronic processing and field recordings.
Kalma combines her work as audiovisual artist with her passion for teaching. Since 2010 she has been hosting and organising workshops around the topics of mapping and video in real time.
Her creative pedagogic and practical approach provides the best ground for people willing to immerse themselves in this field with endless creative possibilities.