Laser Installations and Performances

1976 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coauthors: Jeffrey Shaw, Theo Botschuijver

Production: Eventstructure Research Group, Amsterdam

For this installation the authors developed a custom laser-scanning device that would incite a laser beam to create variously shaped planes and cones of light in 360 degrees around the head of the device. A custom-made analog synthesizer controlled patterns that could be modulated via the oscillation and rotation of this system’s laser scanning mirrors.

Materials such as smoke, water vapour and other particles helped make the fast-moving laser beam visible, and thereby created immaterial kinetic architectures of laser light. The system was originally developed for Genesis concert tours. It was also used in gallery performances to explore the possibilities of being interactively linked with live musicians. Their musical output was connected to the image synthesiser and so directly generated a dynamic articulation of its laser light forms.

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1978/02/03 - 02/04 : Fantasy Factory Studio, Amsterdam, Netherlands