'Transcendence' is a tactile audio-visual installation by Max Cooper, Salvador Breed, Martin Krzywinski and AND&.
Combining technology, ancient architecture, and bespoke audiovisual design it seeks to induce a personalised state of going beyond; it aims to transport you away from everyday experience to a place of reflection and discovery.
Premiered in Leuven in April 2021, the audio-visual installation was designed to comply with COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.
The encounter is communicated with a deep priming question, and a bed of sound that infuses your entire body via a haptic audio delivery system designed and built for the installation, alongside surround audiovisual components mapping transcendental numbers to the beautiful canopy of Sint-Michielskerk church Leuven.
It was designed in response to the festival program of artistic challenges to modern dilemmas, in this case, looking inward to our own thought processes for a personalized experience unique to each participant.
Transcendence was commissioned by and& festival Leuven and Het Depot.