Laser beams, hacked radios, transformed gaming console controls: the creative utilisation of technologies can act to critically analyse the information era, by utilising new media in an unusual way, as well as by improvising surprising audiovisual combinations directly in front of the audience. Robin Fox’s laser show is a real “21st century synaesthetic experience”, based on the visualisation of sound: the audience is immersed in electronically produced sound waves perfectly combined with the movement of laser beams. Composer and vocalist Alex Nowitz uses adapted wireless Wii controllers to record, play back and transform his voice in real time. His performance Homo Ludens for a four channel sound system adds a new dimension to experimental voice performance. And finally, Spanish artist, activist and DIY-engineer Victor Mazon with an audiovisual performance made for this occasion.
Robin Fox is a Melbourne based sound and visual artist currently working with live digital media in improvised, composed and installation settings. He creates audio-visual works for the cathode ray oscilloscope, which have been released on the DVD ‘Backscatter’(synaesthesia records). The DVD has screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Mittwoschule in Berlin, the 8th International New Media Arts Festival in Riga and the TRANSIT festival Switzerland.
Live audiovisual performances have taken place across Europe including appearances at the Netmage festival, Bologna, the Wien Modern festival, Vienna, Noise and Glamour Festival, Moscow and the Transacoustic festival, Auckland. This work, in constant development, is currently being realised with a high-powered, audio controlled laser system with recent performances at the October Contemporary Festival (Hong Kong), Salamanca International Festival (Spain), Yokohama Triennial (Japan) and the Mona Fona Festival (Australia).