Ryoji Ikeda, is a Paris based Japanese electronic composers and visual artist. Ikeda focuses on the essential characteristics of sound and creates visuals using light, elaborately orchestrating sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations.
Onion Skin is a new immersive installation by artist Olivier Ratsi, the co-founder of ANTIVJ visual label. The installation consists of two walls, which are projected on, accompanied by sound, by Thomas Vaquié. Through the projection Ratsi creates an illusion of perspective for the viewer, as lines within the projection move, so does the perspective, playing a visual trick on the viewer. Basic geometric elements like lines, triangles, and squares projected onto the flat surface suddenly unfold, peeling away as multiple layers of space and surface. playing on the principle of repetition, the third dimension achieved by the projection creates volume and depth, ultimately setting up a hypnotic experience that unfurls into an untouchable realm.
The Philips Pavilion was a World’s Fair pavilion designed for Expo ’58 in Brussels by the office of Le Corbusier. Commissioned by Philips, an electronics company based in the Netherlands, the pavilion was designed to house a multimedia spectacle that celebrated postwar technological progress. Because Corbusier was busy with the planning of Chandigarh, much of the project management was assigned to Iannis Xenakis, who was also an experimental composer and was influenced in the design by his composition Metastaseis.
The pavilion is a cluster of nine hyperbolic paraboloids in which music, Edgar Varèse‘s Poème électronique, was spatialized by sound projectionists using telephone dials. The speakers were set into the walls, which were coated in asbestos, creating a textured look to the walls. Varèse drew up a detailed spatialization scheme for the entire piece which made great use of the physical layout of the pavilion, especially the height of it. The asbestos hardened the walls which created a cavernous acoustic. As audiences entered and exited the building Xenakis’s musique concrète composition Concret PH was heard.
“I will not make a pavilion for you but an Electronic Poem and a vessel containing the poem; light, colour image, rhythm and sound joined together in an organic synthesis”. Le Corbusier’s vision was a Poème électronique (“electronic poem”), saying he wanted d to present a ‘poem in a bottle. He asked Edgard Varèse to write an electronic score for the installation, which went on to become one of the seminal works in the genre. Iannis Xenakis also composed a piece for the installation, which was played as an interlude when the audience entered and exited the pavilion. Titled Concrèt PH, Xenakis’ composition is a series of manipulations of a recording of burning charcoal.
Nikoline Liv Andersen is a Danish fashion designer and artist. Her unique creations are made by hand, using a range of unusual materials such as leather, wool, fur and plastic. Mixing fashion, design and visual art, Nikoline Liv Andersen’s work takes you on a journey of discovering human nature and our way of life.
“Only Angels Have Wings”
Project made in connection with nomination for Dansk Design Talent Magasinprisen, 2013, Photographer Signe Vilstrup
“The Dance of the Deaf and Dumb Eye”
Exhibition at Horsens Museum of Modern Art and Designmuseum Danmark, 2011-2012, Photographer Nicky de Silva
“Slowly Seeping Through My Hands” – Stone of Man
Exhibition at Horsens Museum of Modern Art, 2011-2012, Photographer Svend Pedersen
Photographer Signe Vilstrup, 2009