GRID: Kinetic Lighting, in Massive Array, Form Audiovisual Masterpiece [Bauder + Henke]

GRID – teaser from TETRO on Vimeo. Christopher Bauder (White Void) has built a rich body of work developing the medium of kinetic lighting, sending aloft lit orbs and balloons, in dazzling arrays of moving objects. And some of the best collaborations have been with master electronic composer Robert Henke, not only synchronizing sound but aligning process and pattern in each. GRID, the latest Bauder/Henke work, takes the scale of these investigation to a new peak. Some 150 light bars, each of them a custom-built LED fixture, are hung in a triangular grid and are suspended by motorized winches. Using …

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Investigating the Meaning of Mapping in Berlin Talk; Wood as Bones, Light as Flesh

Wood as Bones, Light as Flesh from ilan katin on Vimeo. There’s projection mapping, the trend, as in “hey, we need to get some projection mapping up in here.” Then, there’s mapping, the technique, the deeper sense of illusion and immersion in projection, in which current tools and output are just the first step toward more ubiquitous digital imagery. Making work is an essential way to understand that question. But talking about the ideas behind them can be critical, too. The video at top by Fail Collective is a perfect example of what immersive imagery can mean, when liberated from …

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Philips Thinks We Want a Giant Wave of LED Panels, Controlled By iPad – And They're Correct

LivingSculpture 3D module system from WHITEvoid on Vimeo. Visualism has gone far beyond just projection. Lighting continues to dazzle, blurring the lines between the image, object, pixel, and display, as LED panels produce new three-dimensional forms and animation. In a spectacular project for lighting giant Philips, Berlin-headquarted White Void, the interactive shop led by Christopher M. Bauder, produces a giant wave of screens, all controlled via iPad. (Bauder you might recall from a collaboration with Robert Henke, featured on Create Digital Music in 2009 in view and interview, in stunning, fanciful arrays of mechanized balloons and accompanying electronic score.) Details: …

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Philips Thinks We Want a Giant Wave of LED Panels, Controlled By iPad – And They’re Correct

LivingSculpture 3D module system from WHITEvoid on Vimeo. Visualism has gone far beyond just projection. Lighting continues to dazzle, blurring the lines between the image, object, pixel, and display, as LED panels produce new three-dimensional forms and animation. In a spectacular project for lighting giant Philips, Berlin-headquarted White Void, the interactive shop led by Christopher M. Bauder, produces a giant wave of screens, all controlled via iPad. (Bauder you might recall from a collaboration with Robert Henke, featured on Create Digital Music in 2009 in view and interview, in stunning, fanciful arrays of mechanized balloons and accompanying electronic score.) Details: …

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Lights and Music: The Harmonic Center of the Universe

The Harmonic Center of the Universe from Jesse Stiles on Vimeo. This beautiful, meditative installation of choreographed lights and sound, by way of Rucyl and Saturn Never Sleeps, is the creation of Chris Harvey, Olivia Robinson, & Jesse Stiles. The Harmonic Center of the Universe evidently narrowly escaped destruction last year during a thunderstorm, but perhaps Art is as much repair as it is creation. Artist Jesse Stiles specializes in such light shows. There’s a clear connection to the polytropes of Iannis Xenakis, with its own cascades of choreographed light – a reminder that lights can still have a place, …

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