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.
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