filmachine is a multichannel spatial audio & visual installation by artists Keiichiro Shibuya and Takashi Ikegami currently installed at the Podewils’sches Palais (ex Tesla) in Berlin, for Transmediale 2008. The description on the transmediale website goes as follows:
filmachine places the visitor inside a vortex of sound and light that transcends the traditional perspective of the cinematic experience. Three circles of loudspeakers are suspended from the ceiling above an abstract landscape. On entering the space, the visitor starts the composition with a button at the center of the piece, triggering an immersive audio-visual experience in a 3-dimensional soundscape, enhanced by a specially designed LED lighting system. For the exhibition in Berlin, Keiichiro Shibuya creates a new composition which is presented here as a world premiere.