An ongoing collaboration between D-Fuse and Labmeta (Mike Faulkner and Paul Mumford). Tektõn is a series of works exploring the spatio-temporal qualities of light and motion. Imagined digital/machinic instruments are used to engineer different formations of kinetic light. As these light machines are rendered invisible we witness the traces of structure and spatial presence.
Inspired by the constructivist designs of Vladimir Tatlin, and László Moholy-Nagy’s Light Space Modulator, physical or mechanical rules are used as creative constraints in a moving architecture of light. Each set of constraints give way to the production of a different tool, resulting in emergent behaviours and forms. The traces of light organise themselves in the tension between noise and pattern.
Beginning as a series of audiovisual short films Tektõn – Two Zero with artists including Hauschka, Lusine and Swayzak, the project has gradually evolved into an Audio Visual performance, and Tektõn – One Three – a kinetic light sculpture.