ROBIN FOX will spend a week at THE SUBSTATION consolidating new RGB laser materials and methodologies. FOX will be designing new sections for realising the geometric connection between sound and image and exploring new ideas for installation works that take architecture and the human experience of space as starting points. The aim is to further refine his attempts to create a manufactured synaesthetic and sensorially ecstatic experience.
About Robin Fox
ROBIN FOX is a leading Australian audio-visual artist working across live performance, exhibitions, public art projects and designs for contemporary dance. His laser works which synchronize sound and visual electricity in hyper-amplified 3D space have been performed in over 50 cities worldwide. The new manifestation of this work RGB LASER SHOW premiered at MONA FOMA 2014 and recently featured at Tramway in Glasgow, Vivid Festival in Sydney and the Barbican in London. His groundbreaking work with CHUNKY MOVE DANCE COMPANY has contributed to the work MORTAL ENGINE receiving a Helpmann award for best visual production and an honourable mention at the the illustrious Prix Ars Electronica 2009. Other works with Chunky Move include Gideon Obarzanek’s CONNECTED, Antony Hamilton’s KEEP EVERYTHING and Stephanie Lake’s AORTA. His recent sound work INTERIOR DESIGN: MUSIC FOR THE BIONIC EAR in association with ANAT and the Bionic Ear Institute, was shortlisted for a Future Everything award in the UK 2011 and selected by the Paris Rostrum of Composers in 2012.
In the visual arts he has exhibited works at the RoslynOxley9 (Sydney), Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne), Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane) and Salamanca Arts Centre (Hobart) as well as galleries in Germany, Taipei and New Zealand. His interactive installation CRT; HOMMAGE TO LEON THEREMIN received an honourable mention in the National New Media Art Award 2012 and has been acquired by the Australian Synchrotron. The recent work COLOUR ORGAN had it’s first installation at MONA Hobart.
Public art projects include designing and building a Giant Theremin for the City of Melbourne, a seven metre tall interactive musical sculpture; the White Beam project commissioned by Dark Mofo which shot a high powered white laser beam through the trees on Salamanca lawns; developing a hybrid sound/dance work A SMALL PROMETHEUS with Stephanie Lake involving fire powered kinetic musical sculptures which had a sell-out season at the 2013 Melbourne International Arts Festival and sound/light design for Lee Serle’s SYNC at the Lyon Opera Ballet. A new work TRANSDUCER for microphones, speakers and percussionists co-composed with Eugene Ughetti was recently premiered at Totally Huge New Music Festival in Perth.
He has collaborated with some of the world’s leading improvisers and directors from Anthony Pateras, Jon Rose, Jerome Noetinger, Oren Ambarchi and Lasse Marhaug to Gideon Obarzanek, Antony Hamilton, Lucy Guerin and Stephanie Lake. He has released numerous sound works on labels across Europe, Australia and the US and recently released a limited digital edition of a new AV work Magnetic Trap through s[edition] in the UK. He also holds a PhD in composition from Monash University and an MA in musicology which documents the history of experimental music in Melbourne 1975-1979.