DEEP WEB is a monumental immersive audiovisual installation and live performance created by light artist Christopher Bauder and composer and musician Robert Henke. Presented in the spectacular industrial space of Kraftwerk Berlin, DEEP WEB plunges audiences into a mesmerizing experience of space and time. And there are two sides of it: as an exhibition and a live performance.
In the live performance of DEEP WEB the artists present their personal interpretation of the light installation. Let yourself be carried away and experience an expanded and intensified version of the animation cycle of the live cycle that evolves from calm pulse to rapid pace to luminous serenity to blazing energy. DEEP WEB becomes an instrument controlled in real time — no performance is like the other.
An artist and designer working in the fields of light and installation art, media design and scenography, Christopher Bauder focuses on the translation of bits and bytes into objects and environments, and vice versa. Space, object, sound, light, and interaction are key elements of his work. In 2004 he founded the multidisciplinary art and design studio WHITEvoid, which specializes in interactivity, media, interior architecture, and electronic engineering. Bauder has brought his installations and performances to events and spaces around the world, including Centre Pompidou Paris, MUTEK Montreal, The Jewish Museum Berlin, The National Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan and the National Opera in Beijing. He received international attention for his citywide light art installation “Lichtgrenze” created in 2014 together with his brother Marc to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In February 2018, his monumental installation SKALAR was visited by almost 50,000 people in Berlin.
Alongside his numerous releases as Monolake, Robert Henke is also well known for the music, audiovisual installations and performances he has been creating under his own name since the early 90s. Due to his background in engineering and fascination with the beauty of technical objects, the development of his own instruments and algorithms has always been an integral part of his creative process. Henke also co-developed the omnipresent Ableton Live music software, which since its invention in 1999 has become the standard tool for electronic music production and completely redefined live performance practice. His works have been presented at Tate Modern in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, Le Lieu Unique in Nantes, PS-1 in New York, MUDAM in Luxembourg, MAK in Vienna, Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia, KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, and at countless festivals including Unsound, CTM, MUTEK, Sonar, and New Forms Festival.
What? DEEP WEB When? 12. July – 23. August 2019 Where? Kraftwerk Berlin, Köpenicker Straße 70, 10179 Berlin Tickets:Eventbrite Times: 22:00 Doors open, 22:30 Live Performance starts