Studio Edwin van der Heide
Chiasm

The title Chiasm refers to the intimate interrelations and interactions between a body, other bodies and the space they co-inhabit.

Chiasm creates a 3-dimensional interplay of light and sound. By using a thin layer of smoke, the light of multiple lasers becomes visible and tangible. This way 3-dimensional surfaces and shapes are projected inside the space. The shapes play with the existing architecture while creating and proposing new structures and transformed perceptions.

By moving around the space, the visitors will build their own experience of the work while simultaneously influencing each other's experience. The visitors form an integral part of the work and act as agents in a collective and "chiasmatic" experience.

Chiasm was commissioned by Sonar festival and the City Council of Barcelona in 2018 for the 25th anniversary of Sonar. The work was conceived for the inner courtyard of Barcelona City Hall and has been adapted afterwards for other presentations.

 
Chiasm at the city hall of Barcelona, SONAR 2018, Spain, 2018
 
Chiasm at the city hall of Barcelona, SONAR 2018, Spain, 2018
 
Chiasm at the city hall of Barcelona, SONAR 2018, Spain, 2018
 
Chiasm at the city hall of Barcelona, SONAR 2018, Spain, 2018
 
Chiasm at the city hall of Barcelona, SONAR 2018, Spain, 2018
 
about
concept and realization: Edwin van der Heide
curator: Arnau Horta
keywords: sound art, light art, new media art, visual music, audiovisual, sons et lumières, vector synthesis, music, sonic architecture, composition, installation, performance, immersive environment, exhibition, gallery, museum, composer, artist, laser