art & technology

DEEP WEB – kinetic audiovisual installation and performance

DEEP WEB is a monumental immersive audiovisual installation created by light artist Christopher Bauder and audiovisual composer Robert Henke. Presented in enormous pitch dark indoor spaces, DEEP WEB plunges the audience into a ballet of iridescent kinetic light and surround sound. The work was presented as a preview at CTM 2016 Festival in collaboration with Kraftwerk Berlin and will be followed by its original presentation at the Festival of Lights Lyon in December 2016 in cooperation with local producer Tetro.

High-end laser system manufacturer LaserAnimation Sollinger provided the technical expertise and development for this very specific spatial laser setup, while the motor winch systems and main control software are developed by Design Studio WHITEvoid and Kinetic Lights.

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ORBITAL – circular flipdot sculpture

With almost 180.000 mechanical platelets (so-called flip dots) which rotate by an electromagnetic pulse, ORBITAL is the largest flip dot installation in the world. The kinetic sculpture was designed and developed by WHITEvoid specifically for the customer center of Volkswagens Autostadt (car city) in Wolfsburg, Germany.

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LICHTGRENZE wins multiple awards

We are happy to announce that our LICHTGRENZE project won one GOLD and two BRONZE Awards at the Cannes Lions 2015. It has also received 8 «nails» at the ADC Award 2015 including 5 in gold, one silver, one bronze and the overall Grand Prix. As well as a graphite (silver) pencil at the D&AD Awards in London.

The brothers Christopher Bauder and Marc Bauder conceived the idea of the LICHTGRENZE in 2011, supported by the Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft e.V. and developed with the help of Kulturprojekte Berlin. The LICHTGRENZE is part of the anniversary celebrations that were organised by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH as part of an initiative from the city of Berlin.

All 8000 balloon lights were designed, engineered and produced by WHITEvoid.

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LICHTGRENZE – Light art installation for 25 years fall of the Berlin wall

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, WHITEvoid’s creative director Christopher Bauder and his brother Marc were commissioned by the City of Berlin to create an extraordinary light installation called LICHTGRENZE (Border of Lights).

From the 7th to the 9th of November 2014 the 15.3 kilometer frontier that once divided the city center was re-imagined in light by 8000 balloon lights all developed and produced by WHITEvoid. Running through the heart of Berlin, from Bornholmer Straße to the Oberbaumbrücke, the installation was stretching past the Mauerpark, along the Berlin Wall memorial on Bernauer Straße through to the Brandenburg Gate, over Potsdamer Platz to Checkpoint Charlie and on to the East Side Gallery.

More than 1 Million people was taking part in the choreographed and televised balloon release event in the streets of Berlin on the last day of the installation.

The brothers Christopher Bauder and Marc Bauder conceived the idea of the LICHTGRENZE in 2011, supported by the Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft e.V. and developed with the help of Kulturprojekte Berlin. The LICHTGRENZE is part of the anniversary celebrations that were organised by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH as part of an initiative from the city of Berlin.

All images by Ralph Larmann if not credited otherwise

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CIRCULAR art installation @ ÉLÉPHANT PANAME IN PARIS

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CIRCULAR is a kinetic light installation specifically created by WHITEvoid’s Christopher Bauder for the light art exhibition Lumières – The Play of brilliants at the Éléphant Paname art gallery in Paris. CIRCULAR is composed of three moveable lighting rings suspended from the ceiling. The exhibition is open to the public until the end of May.

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WHITEvoid for Vodafone @ IFA: September 5th – 10th

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For Vodafone‘s stand at the IFA consumer electronics fair WHITEvoid designed and implemented a diverse, multi-story interior, centered around a striking light installation. The central space is divided into three zones, each focusing on key services provided by the client. The stunning light installation boasts a mix of nearly 1000 kinetic and static lights, meticulously interconnected in a network-like three-dimensional structure.

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Mendelssohn Effektorium – Conducting a virtual orchestra

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The Mendelssohn Effektorium is a technically complex, but user-friendly and exceedingly fun installation in the Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Museum in Leipzig. The museum visitor finds himself in the role of a conductor. By swinging the conductor´s baton the visitor decides upon the tempo of a musical piece. One can also exclude instruments from the orchestra or change instrumentation and tonality to enjoy a very personalized version of Mendelssohn-Bartholdys work.

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New KINETIC LIGHTS product website online

Kinetic-Lights-WebsiteThe new KINETIC LIGHTS website offers a wide range of steel and power wire DMX winches and light fixtures designed and developed by WHITEvoid. All KINETIC LIGHTS products can now be purchased or rented for permanent and temporary art, interior, stage, show and event lifting and lighting applications.

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FLUIDIC – Sculpture in Motion wins multiple awards

FLUIDIC-AwardsWHITEvoids interactive laser light installation FLUIDIC Sculpture in Motion for Hyundai was awarded as “Best of Best” in the Architecture Section at the 2013 ICONIC Awards. Further Awards include the Red Dot Communication Design Award 2013, the German Design Award 2014 and the Scenography Award DER RAUM.

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XXL KINETIC LIGHTS installation for Vodafone @ IFA BERLIN 2013

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With 200 KINETIC LIGHTS winches and RGB spheres and a footprint of 30×20 meters this star shaped Kinetic Lights installation dominated the Vodafone stand at the international consumer electronics fair IFA in Berlin. A new firmware and software combination allowed for unparalleled pattern combinations and motion precision.

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