The audio-visual performance in the industrial setting of the Old Power Station in Ljubljana is centred around an icosahedral object that summarises the shape and symbolism of the five Platonic solids representing the five elements. It was developed as an interactive AV installation for the Lighting Guerrilla festival in the Lighting Guerrilla Laboratory series of workshops. Plato’s Bodies has now been remade as a performance. The entire surface of the object becomes a continuous whole – the audio-reactive and mapped projections of three visual artists are united; at the same time, their driving force is the sound of the performing musicians. The lighting elements forming the junctions of the projection surfaces are used both for dictating the colour of the projections with visual triggers and for illustrating the musical tempo.
Concept, installation development and artistic direction: Stella Ivšek, Anja Romih
LED electronics development and programming: Aleš Zupanc
Visual artists:: Mark Caserman, Bernarda Conič (Nibera), Stella Ivšek (BEAM TEAM), Neža Knez (knnz), Anja Romih (BEAM TEAM), Taja Štembergar (cute agression), Tina Šulc Resnik (TinyarVisuals)
Musicians: Jure Anžiček, Luka Seliškar (08080), Miro Križman (Miroki’i), Črt Trkman (Terranigma), Tine Vrabič (Nitz)
Video production: Adam Mulalić, Tadej Bavdek
Video edit: Anja Romih, Stella Ivšek
Audio technician & audio post production: Črt Trkman
Acknowledgement: Luka Frelih, MB Grip
Production : Ljudmila, laboratorij za znanost in umetnost & Svetlobna gverila / Forum Ljubljana
Coproduction: Zavod Bunker, Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture and the Ministry of Public Administration.
The project is part of the EASTN-DC Network, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.