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LET THERE BE LIGHT – LIT LINK AT THE CON 2013

The second instalment of the video for Rollerchimp and Dean English’s Lit Link presents the full interactive scope of their work. From opening night right through the remainder of the exhibition, visitors of all ages involved and immersed themselves in the performative installation. The sheer variation in people’s reactions almost gave me too much footage to choose from!

Here’s how Rollerchimp describes the work in detail:

“The installation is a compositional abstraction and spatialisation of the information housed in the score of The Ring Cycle. As the audience move and slowly flail their limbs as one would a conductor, separated instrumental elements of the score are activated one note after the other, constructing a non-linear interactive composition that is based on the sonic content of The Ring Cycle. Eventually through enough interaction all sixteen hours worth of musical material can be uncovered across varying instrumental parts at completely different times. The traditional instruments of The Ring Cycle have been sonically reinterpreted by a number of emerging sound designers to create a constantly evolving orchestra with which to perform this non-linear score. Lit Link seeks to deliver the immense amount of musical information involved in the opera in a way that embraces new technologies and their influence over modern day forms of generative composition.”

WAGNERLICHT VIVID OPENING 2013

Recently, I put together a couple of short videos to showcase Rollerchimp’s latest collaborative new media installation. I shot and edited, while the Chimp himself handled the sound.

Lit Link by Andrew Bluff (Rollerchimp) and Dean English, appeared in Wagnerlicht – part of Sydney’s famed Vivid festival this year. The group exhibition – a celebration of Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday – also travelled to Germany and is continuing to evolve and make it’s way around the world as we speak.

This video gives an overview of the buzzing opening night at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, while the second video focuses in on Lit Link itself.