GRID

Submitted by WHITEvoid GmbH

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Client: Festival of Lights

Location: Lyon, France

Completion date: 2013

Project Team

Artist

Christopher Bauder

WHITEvoid GmbH

Artist

Robert Henke

Robert Henke

Industry Resource

TETRO+A

KINETIC LIGHTS

Overview

GRID – Audio-Visual Live Performance & Light Art Installation

GRID combines electronic live music, kinetic movement and light animation. 50 motorized suspended LED-rod triangles form a massive dynamic GRID that spreads over 200 square meters. Live generated sound connects directly to light animations and triggers spatial movements. Every sound and fragment of music composed by Robert Henke corresponds to a visual impulse and triggers a spatial alteration of the mechatronic display.

Goals

GRID is an artistic approach to manifesting computer generated shapes and surfaces in real space in the form of an audio-visual live performance. Abstract light lines of early 3D computer graphics inspired a polygonal grid suspended above the crowd. Computer-generated content is directly perceived as a tangible spatial experience without using a screen. As 3D computer graphics can be rotated in virtual space, spectators can roam freely below the animated light sculpture to alter their perspective and perception of the piece. Music stirs the emotions, while the mechanical movements and changes of light fascinate the eye. By doing so, the installation speaks to a fundamental fact of modern life: computers and machines have become part of our natural environment.