Spot On MozART Expo

October 2022

Spot On MozART Expo

Green carpets and the smell of popcorn showed visitors the way to the Spot On MozART Expo at Mirabellplatz 1 on 13 and 14 October 2022. Guests found themselves in a lounge area in the Solitär foyer, where they were guided into the Solitär hall with popcorn and Coke to watch the short films Lost in Dimensions with live music, Idyll, #beautiful and At night.

Those who wanted to could then join a guided tour of the exhibition or set out on their own to explore the individual projects.

There was a lot to discover: a 360° video, a piano-playing robot, interactive musical experiences in container spaces, pedagogical works, a collaboration between Mozarteum students and the archive of the Red Bull Media House – a total of 17 projects that had already been created or were in the process of being created were presented, inviting visitors not only to look at them but also to participate. The visualisations challenged us to consider the question of how our individual perception of music changes when artistic visualisations present us with different images than we would associate with the music ourselves.

For the first time, the Fulldome / VR&AR Lab of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna was also brought to the Mozarteum University with the cooperation project Mozart-realtime Quintet. With the aim of giving visitors an active, playful and at the same time creative approach to Mozart’s work, the Mozart Clarinet Quintet was realised as an interactive fulldome environment. With the help of a touch interface, visitors were able to intervene in and change the audiovisual composition.

A look behind the scenes was provided by a second edition of the scrapbook with insights into the creation of the projects and personal statements by the artists, which can be downloaded below or obtained on request from the Spot On MozART Office.