Chris Salter’s new work n-Polytope: Behaviors in Light and Sound after Iannis Xenakis will premier at Laboral this friday, July 20th, and be on exhibit through September 10th.
n-Polytope is a spectacular light and sound environment combining cutting edge lighting, lasers, sound, sensing and artificial intelligence software technologies inspired by composer Iannis Xenakis’s radical 1960s-1970s works named “Polytopes” (from the Greek poly, many and topos, space). As large scale, immersive architectural environments that made the indeterminate and chaotic patterns and behavior of natural phenomena experiential through the temporal dynamics of light and the spatial dynamics of sound, the polytopes still to this day are relatively unknown but were far ahead of their time: a major landmark in the history of the audio-visual arts and performative architectural practice.
n-Polytope was developed by Chris Salter, in collaboration with Sofian Audry, Marije Baalman, Adam Basanta, Elio Bidinost and Thomas Spier with support from STEIM.
Exhibition @ Laboral
Los Prados, 121, 33394 Gijón, Spain
July 20 – Sept 10