N-Polytope at Open Codes ZKM


Open Codes Exhibition
September 1 – October 23, 2018
ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medien), Karlsruhe DE

N-Polytope is showing atthe Open Codes exhibition at ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medien) in Karlsruhe, Germany, opening on September 1st till October 23rd.

N-polytope was made in collaboration with Marije Baalman, Chris Salter, Sofian Audry, Adam Basanta, Elio Bidinost and Thomas Spier.

N-Polytope (after Xenakis) is a spectacular light and sound environment combining cutting edge lighting lasers sound sensing and artificial intelligence software technologies inspired by composer Iannis Xenakis’s radical 1960s-1970s works named “Polytopes” (from the Greek poly many and topos space). As large scale immersive architectural environments that made the indeterminate and chaotic patterns and behavior of natural phenomena experiential through the temporal dynamics of light and the spatial dynamics of sound the polytopes still to this day are relatively unknown but were far ahead of their time: a major landmark in the history of the audio-visual arts and performative architectural practice.

Photo credits: Thomas Spier/