An ode to the hidden stars behind curtains of glowing digital light.
Digital Skies is an immersive audiovisual performance that invites the audience to explore the ubiquitous presence of artificial light in our lives. From the glare of phone screens to the twinkling of streetlights, artificial light has become an integral part of our world, yet it also has negative effects on our sleep patterns and disrupts the natural habits of wildlife, such as birds.
As an ambient composer and saxophone player, the artist takes the audience on a journey through a transformative experience. Beginning in a harsh and jarring light-filled world, the performance gradually leads the audience into a dreamlike realm, inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's Little Prince. The visuals are projected on a giant lamp, which enhances the image of an exaggerated, imagined reality. Through the use of distorted imagery of city streets and AI-generated visuals, the artist creates a new, imaginary world where we can look beyond our devices and see the beauty of the cosmos with our mind's eye.
Drawing on extensive research and quotes from The Little Prince, the artist incorporates a rich, immersive soundscape led by virtuosic saxophone playing and synthesizing sounds. The result is a unique and thought-provoking performance that encourages reflection on our relationship with technology and the impact it has on our environment.
It's 2 am and I hear the first bird calls outside my window. A gentle buzz settles over the glowing landscape as the wolves howl to the billboard moon.
Building the giant lampshade