Clavilux-neue is an experiment between DJ duo Weval and Dutch Artist Thijs Biersteker that aims to merge music and visuals in a seamless journey of unexpected scatterings and bended rays of light.
The installation, consisting of 6 rotating lens structures, translates Weval’s warm layered electronic rhythms into a world of refracted light particles. The lenses, driven by Weval’s instruments data, create an effect that navigates the audience deeper into the music making it a seamless experience of music and art, stage performance and kinetic sculpture.
The installation was commissioned by the International Festival of Technology from the TU Delft to create an endshow that merged all the fronteering festival’s themes. Harm, Merijn (Weval) and Biersteker together explored a new way of merging art, music and robotics, live on stage.
The installation is a first exploration in bringing an homage to light artist Thomas Wilfred and his first piece of light art in 1920, when he merged clavi ( clavier /music and Lux / Light)
“Light is the artist’s sole medium of expression. He must mold it by optical means, almost as a sculptor models clay. He must add colour, and finally motion to his creation. Motion, the time dimension, demands that he must be a choreographer in space.” —Thomas Wilfred
New Media artist Thijs Biersteker, ‘artist in residence’ @ Innovation Lab S&C TU Delft