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.
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.
Elements for the performance have been created by communities of visual and music artists for Lightning Guerilla Laboratory, in co-production: Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory with Strip Core / Forum Ljubljana.
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
Acknowledgements:Luka Frelih, MB Grip
Production: Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory & Strip Core / Forum Ljubljana
Co-production: Bunker Institute, The Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana
Plato’s Bodies was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture, the Public Fund for Cultural Activities (JSKD) 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.