Ljós (Icelandic for ‘light’) has been conceived in continuity with the research carried out by fuse* in the field of digital and performative arts, which explores the deep connection between light, space, sound and movement. In Ljós, the performer is the means that allows the viewer to access a surreal and dreamlike space, a dimension with no gravity nor time, made by sounds and images reacting and interacting in real time. A shape-changing universe, which evolves from amniotic fluid in the beginning – protecting and supporting the performer – to the setting for violent explosions and transformations later – leading her to a direct contact with ground and Earth.
In Ljós, the movements of the performer echo throughout the space, moving lines, 3dimensional grids and masses of particles lost in the obscurity.
Praised for its capability to lead the viewer into imaginary and remarkable worlds, Ljós aims at connecting digital and real. This is made possible by a software which modifies in real time all scenic elements accompanying the interpretation by performer Elena Annovi. fuse* came to this result after a long period of research, experimentation and rehearsing, an extensive effort necessary for producing a truly immersive experience, strictly in real time.
“We wish every performance were this mesmerizing” — Huffington Post
“Strives to stun its viewers with the ideology that less is more” — Creators Project
“This is one of those art installations that opens your mind” — Digital Canvas
“A stunning example of how light, sound and movement can interact to create an art form of its own” — The Future of Light
“A seamless combination of technology and dance” — CNet
Direction, Executive Production: Mattia Carretti, Luca Camellini
Software Supervisor: Luca Camellini
Software Development: Paolo Bonacini
IT Development: Luca Camellini, Matteo Mestucci
Sound Design: Riccardo Bazzoni
Dancer and Choreographer: Elena Annovi
Production Management: Filippo Aldovini
International Premiere: STRP biennial / Eindhoven, NL
Other Performances: Festival della Fiaba / Modena, IT — Digital Graffiti / Alys Beach, US — Time in Jazz / Berchidda, IT — Biela Noc / Košice & Bratislava, SK — roBOt festival / Bologna, IT — Lunchmeat / Prague, Cz — NODE festival / Modena, IT — VIA festival / Maubeuge, FR — Scopitone festival / Nantes, FR — Festival Castel dei Mondi / Andria, IT – Maintenant festival / Rennes, FR – RomaEuropa festival / ROME, IT – ACT festival / Gwangju, KR
Photo: Enrico Maria Bertani