BlackBoxEcho & Squarpusher || Damogen Furies World Tour

Show Design, Art Direction & System Programming: Zak Norman

Technical Supervisor:  Martin Harvey

Visual Programmers: George Toledo, Peter Sistrom of [namethemachine] vade

Projectionists : Rupert Dean, Abigail Portner

Black Box Echo have designed Squarepusher’s innovative and fully generative new visual system.

The algorithms use geographical and meteorological data on each location we visit to define the starting points for an entirely generative visual environment. The patches are then controlled in their evolution by the audio and midi data they receive live from Squarepusher during the performance. Only he can control their development throughout the set by his chosen interactions with his own machines.

It is truly a visual instrument – defined by data; driven by audio.

I wanted to create something that confronted the concept of fear. For myself, it was the fear of losing control of my environment. After giving the system some basic rules and parameters to work inside during pre-production, I surrendered my ability to control the output, rendering it fully dependent on the feeds it receives and how it processes them. Each performance can be interpreted differently, with a continuously developing level of sophistication.

I have relinquished control of the machine, for better or worse.


D_FUSE || Tektõn – One Three

Tektõn One Three functions as a machine that prints light in space: A strip of LEDs is put in vertical motion by a motor, while the LEDs themselves are programmed with touch designer to emit sequences of light in horizontal patterns. In the relationship between these two directions of movement, between light transversing space and afterimage imprinted on the retina, various complex patterns emerge. Dots, lines and curves overlap to create traces of movement, light and dark, pattern and disorder, harmony and dissonance.

Tektõn is an ongoing collaboration between D-Fuse and Labmeta exploring the materiality and temporality of light in motion. Multi-layered light-emitting objects are organised into kinetic structures that are governed by algorithmic systems. As the mechanics of the devices are rendered invisible, traces of light remain. The fragile binaries of disorder and pattern, light and dark, harmony and disarray, human and machine become delicately balanced as they are stabilised in motion and ghost-like images hang in the air.

FUSE || N 4.0 – v2015

N 4.0 is an interactive multimedia performance based on the real-time interaction between sound, movement and light. The perspective of the visuals alter on the basis of where the performance takes place. The graphics are modified simultaneously on the basis of sound frequencies and the instantaneous analysis of the dancer’s movements.

“N 4.0 is a stellar example of choreography married with technology” – The Creators Project

Bruno Ribeiro || RESONANT

Installation interactive lumineuse et sonore composée de LED à travers laquelle la voix de l’utilisateur se transforme en matière musicale sculptant l’espace en lumière.

Concept / Design /Sound Design / Réalisation: Bruno Ribeiro
Concept / Sound Design: Turnsteak
Design / Réalisation structure: 0H1
Programmation / Interactif: Studio Bruyant


Bruno Ribeiro-RESONANT

Bruno Ribeiro || RESONANT



Anti VJ || The Ark

Conception visuelle : Romain Tardy
Musique composée : Squeaky Lobster
Gestion & production de projet :  Nicolas Boritch

Une installation de Romain Tardy et Squeaky Lobster @ Proyecta Oaxaca , le jardin Ethnobotanique d’Oaxaca au Mexique.
Sur l’in vitation du Proyecta Oaxaca , plusieurs artistes du label visuel ANTIVJ ont conçu quatre œuvres visuelles et sonores pour être installés au cœur du jardin ethnobotanique d’Oaxaca . Conçue comme une traînée de lumière , ces œuvres in situ offrir la chance de (re)découvrir un lieu unique et magique d’une manière particulièrement unique – et en ouvrant le jardin pour le public la nuit.

Un sentier des sens , en plusieurs variantes , il présente également aux spectateurs la perspective de quatre artistes sur cet espace atypique , où la nature et la nouvelle technologie viennent se faire face, comme un écho lointain des techniques ancestrales.

L’adoption d’une approche poétique , The Ark donne la parole aux plantes du jardin et permettent de raconter leur histoire, révélant leur caractère fantasmé et fantastique. Une installation audiovisuelle en trois parties, qui se déploie comme un décor de cinéma dans l’espace dans lequel le spectateur ère et joue le rôle de la caméra .

On the invitation of Proyecta Oaxaca, several artists from the ANTIVJ visual label have devised four visual and sonic works to be installed at the heart of the Ethnobotanical Garden in Oaxaca. Conceived of as a trail of light, these in-situ works offered the chance to (re)discover a singular and magical location in a particularly unique way – by opening the garden to the public at night.

A trail of the senses, in several variations, it also presents spectators the perspective of four artists on this atypical space, in which ancient nature and new technology come face to face, like a distant echo of the ancestral techniques that have allowed for its conservation.

Adopting a poetic approach, The Ark gives voice to the garden’s plants, participants in the work, the beating heart of the space and an unpredictable choir.

Telling their story, revealing their fantasised and fantastical character, The Ark is the mise-en-abîme of the trail. A three part audio-visual installation, it unfolds like a movie set in space, in which the wandering spectator plays the role of the camera.

Collectif Coin & Nohista ||Cyclique

( Installation musicale et lumineuse du Collectif Coin et Nohista / 30mn )

Cyclique est une installation composée d’une matrice de 256 ballons gonflés à l’hélium.
Les ballons équipés de LEDs sont les interprètes d’une composition musicale et lumineuse.
Se transformant en une sculpture cinétique aérienne de plus de 700m2, Cyclique évolue au gré du vent et transporte les spectateurs dans des paysages artificiels synesthésiques

Scénographie – Conception: Maxime Houot
Scénographie – Création musicale et lumineuse : Nohista
Production: Collectif Coin
Coproduction: CCSTI – La Casemate

( filmé à Amiens / Nuit Blanche 2013)




TheGreenEyl / Stereolux || Aperture

Aperture est une installation de façade avec des modes d’affichage interactif et narrative.
Composé de simples modules d’ouvertures avec récepteur et l’actionneur, Aperture agit comme une peau autonome capable de contrôle externe précis. L’information visuelle est transmise à partir de l’intérieur du bâtiment vers l’extérieur. La perméabilité de la surface est réglée lorsque les diamètres d’ouverture du diaphragme sont modifiées.
Ainsi la structure  voit ce qui se passe à l’intérieur de la façade et réagit en conséquence. Comme l’iris de l’oeil humain, les ouvertures réagissent à la lumière. Si aucune activité humaine se distingue à l’intérieur, un mode de mémoire rappelle les images capturées tout au long de la journée et les affiche.

Prototype 2012 : co-production TheGreenEyl / Stereolux

Aperture is a facade installation with interactive and narrative display modes.

Composed of single-aperture modules with receptor and actuator, Aperture acts like an autonomous skin. Capable of precise external control. Visual information is transmitted from the inside of the building to the outside. The surface permeability is regulated when the aperture’s opening diameters are changed.

Each single aperture and all the apertures as entity see what happens on the inside of the facade and react accordingly. Like the human eye‘s iris and the iris diaphragm of the object, they react to light, widening and contracting according to the intensity of incoming light. If no human activity is to be distinguished on the inside, a memory mode recalls images captured throughout the day and displays them.

Prototype 2012: co-production TheGreenEyl / Stereolux

Joanie Lemercier & Visual System || -∞

In 1958 a World’s Fair was held in Brussels, Belgium and to mark this monumental occasion they built the Atomium. Designed by André Waterkeyn its structure—steel-clad spheres connected by tubes to form a square—mimics the structure of an iron crystal magnified billions of times. Fast forward 55 years and now, inside this iconic building, resides a light installation called -Infinity, a collaboration between Joanie Lemercier and Visual System.
It’s part of a summer exhibition entitled ID#2013 Poème Numérique inspired by Le Corbusier and Xenakis’ innovative video installation Poeme Electronique which featured at the 1958 Expo.
For the site-specific installation -Infinity the artists investigate “the spatial qualities of light”. Sticks of LEDs ride up the interior of one of the spheres, augmenting the structure and responding to sounds and tone—this is complemented by a “polygon planet” suspended from the ceiling, built by Joanie Lemercier as a cardboard origami structure which has visuals projected onto it (text by Kevin Holmes).

Team Joanie Lemercier: Olivier Ratsi, Unc et Adrien Boulanger “BOU”

Team VS: Julien Guinard, Vincent Obadia, Benjamin Lorthioir,Ambroise Mouline, Pierre Gufflet, Joachim Correia, Ian Castronovo, Le Tone, Tom Modeste, Sebastien Escudie, Thierry Pillet et Valère Terrier

Création musicale originale : Thomas Vaquié

Thanks to Henri Simons, Arnaud Bozzini, Johan Vandenperre and all the Atomium Team