Live Media Performance


Live Media Performance

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 

Year: 2014
Production: fuse* 
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


Past Shows

Festival della Fiaba / Modena, IT
STRP biennial / Eindhoven, NL
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
Kopergietery Festival Digital / Ghent, BE
Sonár Istanbul c/o Zorlu Performing Arts Center / Istanbul, TR

Photo: Enrico Maria Bertani


Technical Rider / Booking Information: info@fuseworks.it 

Ljós’ original soundtrack is available on clear 12″ vinyl and all digital formats exclusively at fuseworks.bandcamp.com.