"So what you're telling me is that the light triggers the sound !! I like that !"

P. Valbuena

Animating light effects and triggering sound with light

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.

We designed the light and sound spatialization system. The light and sound were animated and triggered using Ledotron

Gyrotope was first shown was at the KM1 - Grand Paris Express in France. It is being programmed for other events, including the Nuit Blanche in Bruxelles on October 1st, 2016.

Video presentation/interview


Artist: Pablo Valbuena

Producer: Hannah Standen

Team: Cyril Laurier, Jesse Watts, Maya Benainous

Production: Le Grand Paris Express


- KM1 - Grand Paris Express on June 5th, 2016 in Paris, France

- Nuits Blanches Bruxelles on October 1st, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium