Presentation: Ouchhh Creative New Media Agency - Sónar+D

  • Saturday 25 13:10 - 13:40

    Lounge+D Stage 2

Ouchhh is a new media studio based in Istanbul and Los Angeles. They have offices in Istanbul and Los Angeles, and partnerships in Vienna, Barcelona and Berlin. They have participated in many acclaimed international art festivals and their works have been featured in science museums and galleries such as Ars Electronica, ELEKTRA, Signal Light Fest, National Space Center UK, SAT Montreal, CERN, York Art Gallery and many more. In addition, Ouchhh has transformed Hong Kong's International Commerce Center (The ICC) -one of world's biggest structures that has a Guinness World Record-breaking 77.000 m2 LED surface area- into an audio/visual performance using sound, lights and data with the project "CONNECT," which received Honorable Mention from the City University of Hong Kong's School of Creative Media. Using NASA's open source data, the ICC's base terrain data and the building's star pattern map just above it, we have created a data sculpture that acts as a bridge between Earth and the sky.

They consider themselves to be a multidisciplinary creative hub focused on interactive new media platforms, kinetic sculptures, immersive experiences, offering direction, art direction and producing video mapping projections. Their works have received multiple accolades and awards in the international arena. They have been featured at Ars Electronica 4 times and became Istanbul's first new media agency to win 2 FELIS and 2 Crystal Apple Awards, in addition to an Honorable Mention from City University of Hong Kong. From show-stopping outdoor A/V performances to groundbreaking graphics creations, they consider each project as a challenge and take a fresh and unique approach for all their work. From Google to CERN to Nike to Cosmopolitan to WIRED, their collaborators transcend all industries and all continents.