LUKAS TRUNIGER (Switzerland)
DÉJÀ ENTENDU | AN OPERA AUTOMATON (Generative installation, 2015)
The structure of language and its musical origins provide the starting point for this installation playing with the borders of perception. With the aid of algorithms and learning software, opera lyrics and melodies inspired by the legend of Faust – the ultimate story of human curiosity and its limits – are reproduced in the space as light and sound by 102 screens and as many louds- peakers. Pushed to its limits, retaining only a purely rhythmic and melodic structure, language becomes abstract. Its organic nature, imitated by a machine, is what reveals the true poetry of digital technology.
Born in Zürich in 1986. A new media artist, musician and composer, with a music degree from the Robert Schumann School of Music and Media in Düsseldorf, and a diploma from Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, he is fascinated by network processes and concepts with several dimensions. Codes, specifically designed electronic circuits, diverted instruments and reallocated tools have become the raw materials for his work: show music, performances, multimedia installations and the creation of new instruments.