20 Grad

20 Grad

abstract medium of storytelling

„20grad“ (en: 20 degrees) is an ongoing independent audiovisual research project which explores the potentials of interactive lights and live performance at festivals, events and clubs. The purpose of experimenting with light is to use it as an abstract medium of storytelling to augment the dance experience and create unique temporary spaces.


Twenty eight of the handcrafted LED-Bars, produced in rows of waves, serve as a backdrop on electronic music events. Through a visual and haptic interface, light patterns and structures are created, abstracted and combined in live performances. In idle state, the visual output is manipulated by sound input.

In its design, the "AALTO" setup takes up the phenomenon of light as a wave. The individual elements are arranged statically, while the light floats through the form in rhythm with the sound.


dimensions: 100 cm x 400 cm
28 light elements
event installation - backdrop

The LED bars were designed as a lightweight modular plug-in system to create different sculptures and shapes. The wireless lights are connected with custom software developed in processing. All components were made in 3D print and laser-cut as well as custom designed electronics. With an individually built library of generative motion graphics, various light settings and continuously changing images can be created live.


The setup is composed of four diagonally running groups of elements, which converge towards the centre on a stroboscope in the shape of a rhombus. The lights are extended by two screens, also in the shape of a rhombus, on which live visuals are projected. The setup was used for various performances at the "EXIT" event series. The arrangement is based on the logo of the crew.


dimensions: 250 cm x 250 cm
24 light elements
custom-made projection screens
event installation - backdrop


The glowing branches grow through the shady leaves. The light makes the crowd blossom. Each element is intertwined, their DNA is the code. Between chaos and order, coincidence and intention, a subtle form of meta-language is created, which turns the place into an immersive dance experience.

The interactive installation "METRIK" comprises a system that explores in an abstract way the interactions and interactions of form, light and sound in connection with processes in nature.


dimensions: ~ 40 sq.m.
120 light elements
ceilling installation – festival, event


The main problem with video content or processing sketches is that they cannot be easily transferred to larger LED installations. The created software gets rid of this problem. It can import those sketches or video files and interpreted them as effects that can be combined or manipulated via the interface and are outputted on the LED Bars.

The Interface views are splitted in four different parts.

The left one is an preview of the selected effect. The middle view is a raw visual impression of all active effects. The right view is a simulation of the current state of the installation. It can be controlled with common MIDI Interfaces.