Sculpted from a matrix of more than 700,000 LEDs, Axiom is not only a monumental edifice and canvas for audiovisual experimentation but conceptual gateway, one that attempts to ‘bridge’ our connection with everyday base reality to a seemingly invisible higher order, one that is said to exist in an known yet undiscovered space.
Emerging as three symmetrically aligned archways, the installation presents a series of video animations that embody and envelop its surfaces and contours whilst peering inside its virtual volume through an illusion of depth effects. Within Axiom exists a transition between form and illumination; the intent being to cause the observer to reconsider what is virtual and what is actual. The sheer magnitude of the LED array also converts the sculpture from a video canvas to a light source, allowing for the transformation and interplay of contextual video material to high impact stroboscopic lights.
The animations and synchronised soundscapes provide an evolving syncopated framework, moving from meditative pulsations to rapid percussions, enhanced by hypnotic musical overtones. As these audiovisual arrangements gradually unfold throughout the work, the elements of light, sound, space and time are explored, anatomised and re-invented. This contortion of multiple compositional and choreographic techniques illustrates a consideration and deconstruction of materiality, with the objective of rebuilding it in an alternate mode.
Axiom breaks conventions by harnessing and re-appropriating the power of cutting-edge event technologies, software systems and construction techniques to evoke a new form of non-linear experiential response.