Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutierrez: Spin
Nave 16. Matadero
Spin by visual artist Lucas Gutierrez and composer Robert Lippok, whose initial form can be visited in the virtual universe Planet L.E.V. Matadero and was presented after as a fulldome film at the Berliner Festspiele, is now transformed into a live audiovisual performance with spatialised sound especially for L.E.V. Matadero.
With this project, the artists conduct their interdisciplinary research in the fields of time, nature and technology. Within its two rings, Spin creates a meditation space where sounds of nature and civilization meet, and chaos, silence, wildness, peace, evolution and disaster are in constant motion.
Robert Lippok’s work in music and sound channels the rawness of his East German industrial and dissident punk and postpunk roots in both East and reunified Berlin (as cofounder of the bands Ornament und Verbrechen and To Rococo Rot). Pouring that molten energy into his solo work, he has produced a body of music that engineers that force into an array of architectural forms. Lippok has also been relied upon as a spontaneous and inventive live music and audiovisual performer. That includes appearances at festivals like MUTEK, Unsound, L.E.V, GAMMA Festival St. Petersburg, at Berghain and Funkhaus Berlin.
Lucas Gutierrez is a digital artist and industrial designer based in Berlin. He has been engaged in various disciplines, from lectures, workshops and audio- visual performances to video art projects focused on the new paradigms of digital culture. Deeply involved in the remix culture and real time AV projects in which he blends influences of different contexts – from post-work anthropology to the abstract quotes from 3D modeling for industrial design. His narrative is often quoting current social fears and dystopias, but mostly using the language of colorful, chaotic metaphysics.