TENSOR is a new art installation by German light artist Christopher Bauder and British musician and composer Akiko Haruna. The large-scale sculpture will be on view from 05/26-02/09, always starting at sunset, in the outdoor area of DARK MATTER as part of SUMMERLIGHTS 2023. The work is inspired by the mathematical term "tensor", which describes a function that relates different objects in a multi-dimensional space.
What would it be like to explore a new world? A place where nothing is familiar, where everything is a mystery, where the laws of physics are different? A planet full of strange phenomena made of light and sound.
TENSOR is a living work of art that changes shape, color and frequency at every moment. Beautiful and mesmerizing, but at the same time unpredictable and frightening. Depending on its state, it feels like a dream or a nightmare.
TENSOR is a journey into the unknown, where you can see, hear and feel the unexpected. A technological adventure that challenges the senses and the mind.
A three-dimensional cloud of 400 lights floats above the audience, creating a mesmerizing visual spectacle. Through a blend of cinematic sound design, electronic music and powerful soundscapes, Akiko Haruna's music enhances the light show.
TENSOR is a poetic expression of technology, an instrument to transform data into beauty and emotion. Ultimately, light and darkness are fundamental elements of our existence, affecting our biological rhythms, our sense of time and space, our mood and our sense of well-being.
Christopher Bauder is a German artist and designer who creates large-scale art installations and performances that explore the effects of light and sound on human perception and emotion. After studying media arts at the Berlin University of the Arts, he founded the interdisciplinary studio WHITEvoid in 2004. There he works with an international team from the fields of architecture, design, software and technology.
Christopher Bauder has shown his installations and performances in art spaces and events around the world, including Centre Pompidou in Paris, MUTEK Festival in Montreal, Fete des Lumieres in Lyon, National Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. He is best known for his citywide light art installation "LICHTGRENZE", which he created with his brother Marc in 2014 to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Akiko Haruna produces, sings and performs. She is known for transforming sounds into cathartic rhythms. With a background in experimental dance and mixed media composition, sonic disciplines are combined with euphoria and serenity. Haruna's boundary-pushing productions of raucous pop and club-ready percussion, dense electronics and expansive soundscapes combine the world of dance music and sound design with emotional meditations on gender, race and heritage.
The debut EP "Be Little Me," which Haruna wrote, recorded, produced and mixed herself, was released on Numbers in late 2021, following Haruna's previous collaborations with labels such as Timedance and Where To Now? Records
Admission at 20:00. The show begins after sunset.