BLACKLIGHT Live AV Performance

Join us for BLACKLIGHT, a contemplative live audiovisual performance that stretches time itself.

By JesterN

April 18, 2024

Doors: 7PM
Show start: 7:30PM
Audience gets to play with the laser: 8:15PM

Learn More about the April 16 workshop here.
April 17 workshop is sold out.

All Ages


Strobe warning

View our FAQ page for more info, or contact us at [email protected] with any accommodation requests.

BLACKLIGHT is a contemplative live performance in which time is dilated to counterbalance the haste of modern life: invisible light revealing what is hidden, as phosphor extends its trace, capturing the passage of time.

In BLACKLIGHT the UV part of Laser light paints evolving worlds on a custom-made photosensitive canvas. In contrast with the frenetic but precise laser movements, structures with minute details slowly emerge resembling cities, forests, and alien architectures.

In Blacklight, sound is the signal that moves the laser beam in a synaesthetic and synchronic discourse exposed for the audience senses. Light == Sound.


Visual Music:
Controlling Laser and Vector Monitors with Sound

Tuesday, April 16

Due to popular demand we've added a second date for this workshop! Space is very limited so enroll today.


SOLD OUT Wednesday, April 17

Join us the previous day for an exclusive laser workshop with the artist himself.


About the Artist


JesterN’s practice repurposes found or decontextualised analogue devices to investigate the connections between light and sound in the form of contemplative installations and performances. He repairs and modifies tools from our analogue past: oscilloscopes, early game consoles, analogue video mixers, and lasers. He is attracted to their intrinsic limitations and strong ‘personalities’: fluid beam movement, vivid colors, infinite resolution, absence of frame rate, and line aesthetics. By using these forgotten devices, he exposes the public to the aesthetic differences between the ubiquitous digital projections and the vibrance of analogue beams, engaging them to reflect on the sociopolitical impact of technology in a retrospective on technologisation: what ‘old’ means, and what value the ‘new’ really adds. His productions in form of performances, talks, papers and compositions have been presented at Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museo Reina Sofia Madrid, Ars Electronica Linz, Amsterdam Dance Event, Venice Biennale, National Art Museo of Lima, New York Computer Music Festival, Bozar Bruxelles, BOA Biennale Porto, Rewire Festival Den Haag, Glasgow Contemporary Art Center, National Art Museum Buenos Aires, Dom Moskow, Seoul International Music Festival, Imagen Festival Colombia, Rome University of Fine Arts, to mention a few. He has released records for Staalplat, Bowindo, Elli Records, Dobialabel, Setoladimaiale, Ante-Rasa and Creative Sources.

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