"Maschinenraum" (engine room) is a performance by the duo "khmfn" with live-video and live-audio, composed in 2002:
"khmfn" are Karl-Heinz Mauermann & Frank Niehusmann
"Maschinenraum" (engine room) is an audio-visual live performance with video-feedback-loops and industrial noise music.
The "sound engineer" Frank Niehusmann, standing within the light of the video projection, performs, transforms and collages industrial and machine sounds. Thus he becomes part of the projection, reacts to it and within it.
During the performance, the "image installator" Karl-Heinz Mauermann creates a kinetic installation: his projected image sequences are based on double visual feedback of live recorded video pictures, of simple homemade model machines, opto-electronical construction pieces and light reflections. Minimal manipulations of the feedback system lead to aesthetical highly complex processes: thus the "sound engineer" becomes part of a permanently oscillating, seemingly gigantic machine world.
"Maschinenraum" (engine room) is a concert for both eyes and ears, a collage of objects, actors, images and ear popping sound sequences. - A demo-video, recorded 2007 during the Maschinenraum-performance at the Beursschouwburg in Brussels (Cimatics 07 Festival) - 2'42 min.: