Decomposed by different optic processes, this fragment shows the distinct light components of on an ordinary LED screen. Omnipresent in public space for advertising and signalling purposes, these screens hide an unexpected potential for colorful shapes and landscapes just waiting to be revealed. The image originates from the testing of Membranes, a performance and installation developed with Nicola Hein. Exploring the boundaries where music and language overlap, the piece is employing audiovisual hybrid instruments – constructed from drum-skins and electronic components – as devices to turn written texts into pulses of light and percussive sound.
Lukas Truniger is an artist and musician, who engages in the areas of multimedia installations, sculptural objects, performances and the creation of new musical instruments. He is fascinated by complex systems and hidden processes in nature as well as in society. For the exploration of their inherent aesthetics he applies industrial materials, hacked devices and misused tool. His work establishes singular experiences challenging the modalities of perception.
Born in Zürich (Switzerland), he obtained a music degree from the Robert Schumann School of Music and Media in Düsseldorf (D) and a post gradual diploma in fine arts with distinction from Le Fresnoy – studio national des arts contemporains in Tourcoing (F). His installations and performances have been shown worldwide in the framework of renowned exhibitions and festivals.