UPPERGROUND // Maya Mouawad and Cyril Laurier

Art installation during the Lumière Festival in London, from the 15th to the 21st of January, at King'scross light tunnel.

Upperground is a light installation that aims to recall of nature in a place where the user is most removed from it. The lights in the tunnel are connected to the nearest natural park wind conditions and react to them in real time. 

The goal is to use electric lights to visualise aspects of the natural environment that we are confronted to in our every day lives.

Producer: Miriam Nelken

Team: Cyril Laurier, Maya Benainous and Joan Sandoval.

Part of Lumiere London 2018, a four-day international light festival produced by Artichoke.

Slush Music // Music Tech Fest

Adrew Dubber : "Coming down after an amazing #MTFLabs week with some of the most brilliant people I know - most of whom had never met or worked together before, and yet managed to put together an incredible orchestrated performance in just a few days in the lead up to Slush 2017. It featured sounds generated live from the brainwaves of a blind singer, rhythm from the heartbeat of audience members, music grabbed from the air by a cyborg using her microchip implants, drumming (and more) by computer games producers, complex coding and datastream management by experts from Finland, Iran, Portugal and beyond, stunning pixelmapped visuals, and groundbreaking registration of all complex creative intellectual property rights live and in real time on the blockchain."

Incredible 4 days Hackaton with an incredible team, in Helsinki during the Slush Music !! 

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Credits: Michela Magas, Andrew Dubber, Jasmine Isdrake, Dean McCarthy, Xico Teixeira, Luis Anjos, Cyril Laurier, Maya Benainous, Rojan Gharibpour, Stefano Piermatteo, Don Gossen, Gautam Dhameja, Juan Carlos Vasquez, Riika Hänninen, Vahakn Matossian, Kosti Rytkönen, Kimmo Kari, Katariina Nyberg, Dmytro Izotov, Alexander Allen, Matthias Ströbel, Marta Arniani.

Durham // Lumières - [METHODS] Pablo Valbuena

Another fabulous project we had the chance to participate with Pablo Valbuena. From the 16th to the 18th of November, we created technological tools to the last piece that Pablo Valbuena has been conceiving on the incredible monument that is Durham Cathedral. Here a teaser about the installation.

Grand Palais // Silmo // Romain Tardy

During the Nuits blanches in Paris, we connected Ledotron with robotic moving heads lights, to see how could we play with them using fun algorithms. What a perfect place to try it than the Grand Palais in Paris. What an emotion to get into that incredible architecture from the begging of the last century, right next to the Champs Elysée.

Sharjah Light Festival // Maestro

Maestro is project we have been working on for TigreLab, and Nomada, at the  in February 2017. For this interactive mapping we had as a canvas a nearly half kilometer wide building. Probably the larger interactive mapping ever done.

On the podium, only one user at a time could interact and make the building animate thanks to the movement of their hands. 

Team : TigreLab for art direction and videos, Hand Coded for creating real-time animation and audio process, Sound Object for sound design, Protopixel for making the interactive surface

Hand Coded Team : Cyril Laurier, Maya Benainous, Stephanie Huerre, Joan Sandoval

OX // Video

At last a video of OX where you can visualise whats the "sensitive" machine is really doing when listening to the live music. There is no editing, everything is audio reactive, all composition is  made and manage by the machine, that control, screen, LEDS and motors. We are so proud about the result and we are looking forward to adapt the system to any kind of instalation to control, light, mapping,... anything ^_^

House of Beautiful

The Mobile World Congress was in Barcelona last week. Since crowds of visitors come from all over the world, it's a great opportunity for companies to set up special events. This year Marc Mertens from A 100 Years in Los Angeles invited us to design an installation for the "House of Beautiful Business" pop-up event he was co-organizing in the "Casa de la Seda". 

Part of this event, the "Future is Beautiful" workshop invited the audience to envision the world we will live in in a 100 years by having us travel in time and take a look at the state of the world a 100 years ago. We needed a way to capture and share our beautiful creations of the future.

This door is a symbol of the steps to be taken to get to the future we imagine. The back of the door depicts the reality of the world 100 years ago in 1917. The front of the door represents the future in 2117, showcasing the visions generated during the workshop. The color that seems to be coming out of the half-opened door, capture the intimacy of the emotion that is hidden behind the visions we captured.

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Special thanks to Studio Alis for helping us with the door.

Future Ruins // Chinese Desert Edition

Romain Tardy, Laurent Delforge & Cyril Laurier

A few days ago, we were lucky to present Future Ruins with Romain Tardy and Squeaky Lobster at the first edition of the MTA Festival, near Beijing in China.

It was the most exciting adventure.

First the location was incredible. A desert in China...definitely in the top remote places for us to go and make an installation.

The nature there was stunning and the festival really huge ! It all looked like a space travel, a mix between stargate and mad max, another dimension.

In this crazy landscape we could make Future Ruins bigger than ever with the LED structures on the sand, occupying around 50 meters of dune.

The weather turned one of the installation run into a spectacular show, mixing the futuristics ruins with impressive lightning in the background, and rain shower as a big final.

It was a unique experience quite impossible to show or explain. 

Can't wait to come back to China !!!!

Cyril Laurier

> Read more in our web, and in Romain Tardy's web

Credits: Romain Tardy, music by Squeaky Lobster, Led control by Hand Coded