Of Air and Ear

Royal Opera House, London
2008

In spring 2008 Scanner and Sophie Clements were commissioned to make a piece for Wayne MacGregor’s ‘Deloitte Ignite’ festival.
The result of this collaboration is a 6hr live audio-visual work that takes the form of a 12m x 5m ‘playable’ light sculpture that reflects the architecture of the Paul Hamlyn Hall in which it was installed. The circular screen structure was designed in direct proportion to the circular forms in the architecture, and forms a double cone measured precisely to the throw of the two projectors, that spans the length of the hall.

The video content of the piece was made in collaboration with visual arts collective Jutojo and Mo Stoebe, and plays with simple form and echo, to create a moving or ‘living’ entity that breathes with the music, changing state as the dynamics of the music progress throughout the evening.

Video: Sophie Clements, Jutojo, Mo Stoebe
Sound: Scanner
Live drums: Pete Lockett

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