GRID combines kinetic motion, light and electronic music to create a giant audiovisual sculpture that hovers above the audience.
GRID symbolizes the merging of the digital and physical world. The kinetic installation is a tangible embodiment of a computer generated dynamic surface.
Like a chameleon, GRID continuously adopts new forms and colors. At times the installation appears weightless, as a flying carpet woven from threads of light. At others, it becomes an alien vessel, threatening to dive and engulf the audience, only to dissolve into a crackling cloud shortly thereafter. GRID is enduring and fleeting at the same time, an endless transformation of dreamlike sequences.
A massive spatial sound system from HOLOPLOT spans the entire room. Every sound and musical element in Robert Henke’s composition is reproduced in direct relationship to the animation of the sculpture. This creates an almost synaesthetic impression that transports the visitors to another world.
GRID was first shown in 2013 at the Fete des Lumières Light Festival in Lyon.
Photos: Ralph Larmann / WHITEvoid