LYON / 12.08.2016
TETRO+A presents Deep Web, a monumental immersive audiovisual installation and live performance created by light artist Christopher Bauder and composer and musician Robert Henke. Presented in enormous pitch-dark indoor spaces, Deep Web plunges the audience into a ballet of iridescent kinetic light and surround sound. The work will presented at the Festival of Lights Lyon in December 2016. The generative, luminous architectural structure weaves 175 motorized spheres and 12 high power laser systems into a 25-meter wide and 10 meter high super-structure, bringing to life a luminous analogy to the nodes and connections of digital networks. Moving up and down, and choreographed and synchronized to an original multi-channel musical score by Robert Henke, the spheres are illuminated by blasts of colourful laser beams resulting in three-dimensional sculptural light drawings and arrangements in cavernous darkness. The installation brings together decades of separate research and experimentation by two artists with unique visions and passions for sound and light, and by innovative companies working in these fields. High-end laser system manufacturer LaserAnimation Sollinger provided the technical expertise and development for this very specific spatial laser setup. The high precision motor winch systems with real time feedback and the main control software are provided by Design Studio WHITEvoid in collaboration with Kinetic Lights. This novel combination of computer controlled kinetic elements and laser systems allows for setting animated end points to normally infinite laser beams. DEEP WEB uses light as a tangible material to construct threedimensional vector drawings in thin air. The work was originally commissioned by the Festival of Lights Lyon 2015, and developed in cooperation with local producer Tetro. Due to the festival’s cancellation after the tragic events in Paris, the project will be presented in December 2016 in Lyon for the Festival of Lights 2016.
Location : Hôtel de Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Date : Décember 8th to Décember 10th
Hours : from 8PM to 12AM
Partners : GL audiovisual - Kinetics Lights - Laser Animation Sollinger
TETRO+A & WHITEvoid