ATOM – audiovisual kinetic light art performance

Artists Christopher Bauder & Robert Henke  Year 2005-2016  City Worldwide

ATOM is an audiovisual live performance created by light artist Christopher Bauder and musician and composer Robert Henke.

A room is filled with deep, evolving noises from a four-channel sound system.
An array of white, self-illuminated spheres floats in space like the atoms of a complex molecule. Through variable positioning and illumination of each atom, a dynamic display sculpture comes into being, composed of physical objects, patterns of light, and synchronous rhythmic and textural sonic events.

Change, sound, and movement converge into a larger form. The height of the helium balloons is adjusted with a computer-controlled cable, whilst the internal illumination is accomplished using dimmable super-bright LEDs, creating a pixel in a warped spatial matrix. The sonic events, the patterns of light, and the movement of the balloons are manipulated in real time.

Technical Support

Justine Lera
Christopher Bauder

2006 BIP Interaction Design Award

2016 Festival del Pitic / Hermosillo, MX
2013 Arma 17 / Moscow, RU
2012 UnSound Festival / Cracow, PL
2012 Electroni[k] / Rennes, FR
2011 MUTEK MX / Mexico City, MX
2011 EKKO Festival / Bergen, NO
2011 FIC / Guanajuato, MX
2011 sound:frame Festival / Vienna, AT
2009 STRP / Eindhoven, NL
2009 Trama Festival / Porto, PO
2009 MUTEK Festival / Montreal, CA
2009 La Casa Encendida / Madrid, ES
2009 Berghain / Berlin, DE
2008 Centre Pompidou / Paris, FR
2007 STRP / Eindhoven, NL
2007 TESLA Berlin, DE
2007 La Notte Bianca / Rome, IT
2006 SIGGRAPH / Boston, USA
2006 Elettrowave Festival / Arezzo, IT
2006 Luminale / Frankfurt, DE
2005 NEXT’05 / Copenhagen, DK

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