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 !! 


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

Nuit Blanche // Brussels _ Gyrotope

If you're around Brussels next saturday night (1st of October). You can discover Gyrotope on the Esplanade of the European Parlement, an art piece created by Pablo Valbuena. In which we helped in the development of all technical creative tools for light and sound thanks to Ledotron. You'll probably see Cyril Laurier around there.


Gyrotope is a large circle of columns that describes a sculptural volume unfolding over time. It uses ephemeral and intangible materials -light and sound- to formalize an experience based on motion perception. It develops spatially the principles of film: a number of discrete elements becoming a continuous sequence. Gyrotope functions as a perimeter that can be traversed. The work shifts between object and environment depending on the observer’s position inside or outside the circle. Gyrotope was originally created for the Grand Paris Express.

When: Saturday 1st October, 7:00 pm > 3:00 am

WhereEsplanade of the European Parlement - Brussels

> Special thanks to Jesse Watts for his help on the audio patch.

Nuit blanche // Paris _ OX

On the Invalides's Bridge, with the Eiffel Tower as a background view, during la Nuit Blanche next Saturday 1st of October, you'll be able to appreciate the OX installation we worked so hard on, last year. The installation react with Artificial Intelligence to display light content using Romain Tardy's art and analysing in real time the music that will be playing that night with Margaret Dygas & Kiasmos.

What: Nuit Blanche - Paris

When: Saturday 1st October, 0:00  > 2:00 am

WherePont des Invalides

Press release in ADN

And if you're in Brussels that night you can see another art piece, on the Esplanade of the European Parlement we worked on here.

Credit Photo : Boby

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

"Hand Coded is hidden behind all your favorite installations"

A nice article with a special interview...(in french)...about our work.

Nice introduction and presentation of what we do @handcoded.

If you are not speaking any word of french, and you are interested to have a quick read, you can still use this link that Google translate it :

Article in English


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