ROBERT HENKE: LUMIÈRE III / DE
Lumière III is the third iteration of a long-term audiovisual project featuring high precision lasers and multichannel sound, started out in 2013 by Robert Henke. Henke explores acousmatic concepts, ambisonics and wave field synthesis for diffusion of sound in space to create audiovisual performances that combine sound and vision in new ways. In order to achieve his aim to provide the audience with an experience that cannot be achieved at home he develops his own tools for performance or self-written software, includes multiple channels of audio to place the listener in a field of sound much bigger than the physical room, or developes specifically conceived works for unique locations and their individual properties. The mutual influence of his artistic desires and technical requirements leds to a unique audiovisual language pushing the boundaries of what is possible within the medium. The result is a highly immersive and sculptural temporary piece that merges both senses into one complete and inseparable experience.
Lumière I and II have been acclaimed as a highlight of the most significant festivals for audio visual performance worldwide, including CTM, MUTEK, STRP, Unsound, and many more. Now, Lumière III will be premiered for the first time in Spain at WOS festival in September 2017.
Robert Henke is an artist working in the fields of audiovisual installation, sound art, music and performance. Henke is fascinated by the beauty of algorithms as an integral part of the creative process. The results include music on the edge of contemporary club culture, surround sound concerts, compositions in the tradition of academic computer music, photography, audiovisual installations, sound art and publicly available software. His installations, performances and concerts have been presented at Tate Modern London, the Centre Pompidou Paris, Le Lieu Unique Nantes, PS-1 New York, MUDAM Luxembourg, MAK Vienna, the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, STRP Biennale Eindhoven, and on countless festivals. Robert Henke is also one of the main creators of the music software Ableton Live, which since its invention in 1999 has completely redefined the performance production and practice of electronic music.