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
CIRCULAR art installation @ ÉLÉPHANT PANAME IN PARIS
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.
WHITEvoid for Vodafone @ IFA: September 5th – 10th
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.
Mendelssohn Effektorium – Conducting a virtual orchestra
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.
New KINETIC LIGHTS product website online
The 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.
XXL KINETIC LIGHTS installation for Vodafone @ IFA BERLIN 2013
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.
The GRID performance premieres in Basel
GRID is a new audiovisual live show by Christopher Bauder and Robert Henke (aka Monolake) combining kinetic movement, light animation and electronic live music. The show premiered at the inauguration event for the new Herzog and de Meuron building at Basel trade fair.
WHITEvoid designs and produces laser point cloud sculpture for Hyundais Advanced Design Center
Between April 9 and 14, 2013 the art installation „FLUIDIC – Sculpture In Motion“ is being displayed in the Temporary Museum for New Design as part of the Fuorisalone in Milan. The installation was designed and produced by WHITEvoid for Hyundai’s Advanced Design Center. Combining high-power laser projectors, a dynamic point cloud and the interactions of its viewers WHITEvoid brought the design philosophy of Hyundai to life and transformed it into a vividly poetic art experience.
WHITEvoid is happy to have worked with a fantastic team on this project:
Joreg, Sebastian Gregor, Anton Mezhiborskiy (checksum5)
Daniel Teige, Marian Mentrup (hammersnail)
Michael Sollinger (LaserAnimation Sollinger)
The Philips Lumiblade product “LivingSculpture” designed by WHITEvoid is finally on the market
Philips Lumiblade presents the LivingSculpture 3D module system designed by WHITEvoid at the Euroluce trade fair during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. The system is now officially launched to the marked commercially available. The advanced OLED ceiling lighting system can be configured and ordered via the products webconfigurator also designed and programmed by WHITEvoid. WHITEvoids LivingSculpture design has won the prestigious Red Dot Product Design Award and the iF Product Design Award.
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