EDWIN VAN DER HEIDE (NL)
LASER SOUND PERFORMANCE - LSP (2003 - 2019)
INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ART FESTIVAL
USINE C - 9 PM
JUNE 15, 2019 Montreal, Canada
BIO - EDWIN VAN DER HEIDE
Edwin van der Heide is an artist, composer and researcher in the field of sound, space and interaction. He extends musical composition and musical language into spatial, interactive and interdisciplinary directions. His work comprises installations, performances and environments. The audience is placed in the middle of the work and challenged to actively explore, interact and relate themselves to the artwork. He has presented his work at renown museums, festivals, galleries and music venues as SMAK - Ghent, Ars Electronica Festival - Linz, Stedelijk Museum - Amsterdam, V2_'s DEAF - Rotterdam, ICC - Tokyo, NAMOC - Beijing, Transmediale - Berlin, SONAR - Barcelona, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, SFMOMA, FILE - Brazil, SONAMBIENTE - Berlin, Art Basel Parcours Night and Donaueschinger Musiktage.
LSP is a series of works in which the artist creates composed relationships between light and sound in space.
By combining laser light with a thin layer of smoke it becomes possible to project in space, instead of on a surface.
The work has bodily and almost tangible qualities and takes place in front, around and behind the audience. The architectural quality of light builds upon, and simultaneously intersects with, the spatial perception of sound. The resulting environment challenges the audience to choose and change their perspective while allowing themselves to be transported by the work. It is a true sensory experience.