Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica 2015
Soft Revolvers is an audiovisual performance for 4 spinning tops built with clear acrylic by the artist. Each top is associated with an ‘instrument’ in an electronic music composition and the motion data collected by sensors – placed inside the tops – informs musical algorithms. With their large circular spinning bodies and their role as music playing devices, the interfaces strongly evoke turntables and DJ culture, hip hop and dance music. LEDs placed inside the tops illuminate the body of the objects in a precise counterpoint to the music, creating stunning spinning halos.
autopsy.glass is an audiovisual performance that explores the sonic, visual and symbolic potential of the wine glass. Through live manipulations, sometimes delicate, sometimes violent, the performer composes a musical and luminous scene made out of resonances and debris, catalyzing that peculiar tension associated with anticipated destruction.
audiovisual performance / installation
Photomaton is a sound installation for three incandescent light bulbs, whose variable intensity is orchestrated with the music. The bulbs are mechanically actuated allowing them to oscillate in a pendulum effect and change height. The piece explores failure and strangeness using 'glitches', electricity, 'hums' and 'buzzes' and pure sinusoids. The small number of lights emphasizes each bulb’s individuality and the narrative aspect of the work.
Photomaton was presented at Eastern Bloc for Data: Salon / October 2013.