The sensational audio-visual kinetic art installation SKALAR from Berlin, by light artist Christopher Bauder and musician Kangding Ray, travelled to Amsterdam this January.
SKALAR is a large-scale artwork that explores the effects of light and sound on human perception, with the creators narrating the story with light beams, moving mirrors and multi-channel surround sound which interact with each other.
In this gigantic installation, light is used as material that can be shaped and reshaped, evoking abstract emotional associations. Combined with the sound design of musician and composer Kanding Ray, the silence of darkness is filled with forms of spatial light and sound.
This artistic production is a collaboration between Berlin’s design and art studio WHITEvoid, Amsterdam electronic music promoters Audio Obscura and our client, the Westergas, who asked us to take care of the technical production, overlay management and overlay design.
The production of this exhibition and live shows with cutting-edge blend of kinetic mirrors, perfectly synchronized moving lights and intense sonic soundscapes was a challenging project. The initial load-in of this event took up four days, which were mainly spend at calibrating the lights and followed up by three days of rehearsals.
Besides the exposition, this project consists of 4 live shows and the end show by Audio Obscura on the 1st of February, which all have different setups in regards to the overlay. An extra challenge, especially time wise, which we are able to handle.
Project Name: SKALAR
Event Date: Jan 2020
Event Location: Amsterdam