I have been performing my monochromatic green Laser Show worldwide for almost a decade. The premise behind the work is that you see and hear the same electrical signal at the same time creating a manufactured synaesthetic experience. The work is extreme and immersive. In late 2013 I set to work on a new show that employs three laser projectors one red, one green and one blue. The results are simply incredible. Sound and light are synchronous. What you see is literally what you hear. The audience is saturated with sound and light information that connects parts of the brain rarely accessed. The experience is ecstatic for both performer and audience.
At times sound is converted directly into light geometry and at others the image itself is sonified so you hear the mechanics of the light drawing. This marks a radical departure from my previous work, which has always moved from sound to image. This new work must be experienced to be believed. No photograph or video can approximate the sensation of being caught in this audio-visual maelstrom.
PRESS FROM THE PREMIERE PERFORMANCE
“A psychedelic fantasia that enthrals.”
“bringing the avant-garde to the masses and making it exciting without compromising the artistic vision”
“this is the future mate, we just saw the bloody future.”
Audience member quoted in Cyclic Defrost review
“As usual, one of the best things in the festival”
Brian Ritchie – Mona Foma curator.
“Like a physical onslaught, shimmering between dazzling and brutal”
This project was supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.