A mock-up of Seb Lee-Delisle's Laser Light Synth at Brighton Digital Festival
A mock-up of Seb Lee-Delisle's Laser Light Synth at Brighton Digital Festival

LIGHTHOUSE STUDIO at Brighton Digital Festival


09 June 2015

In the run up to Brighton Digital Festival, we’ve seen a hive of activity in Lighthouse Studio. Two of our residents are working away at projects that will debut at the month long celebration of digital culture.

Coralie Gourguechon and Seb Lee-Delisle in the Lighthouse Studio
Coralie Gourguechon and Seb Lee-Delisle in the Lighthouse Studio

Artist Seb Lee-Delisle will be working on his latest creation, Laser Light Synths, which premieres at the opening weekend of Brighton Digital Festival at Unitarian Church. Seb has been working on his project in the Lighthouse Studio, where he prototyped the first stages of the keyboards at show and tell sessions to guests.

The interactive installation allows members of the public to become musicians using bespoke touch-activated musical instruments filled with hundreds of high power LED lights. As you play, the sounds trigger a laser light spectacle, running up the columns of the Unitarian Church. During the Laser Light Synths experience, whilst some participants play the instrument, others can enjoy a unique sound-activated laser light show, mapped onto the neo-classical facade of the Unitarian Church. We’ve been told he’ll be bringing the most powerful lasers he can to Brighton.

Designer Coralie Gourguechon will be working on her collaboration with Lighthouse’s Programme Assistant and artist Natalie Kane, Undercurrent (a BDF Arts and Technology commission), in a which a wall of paper speakers will play the technological soundscape we often pass by or are unaware of, from the sound of our everyday technology, to the electromagnetic fields lying just below the surface. An interactive installation, audience members will be able to discover these hidden sounds by walking along the wall, making and discovering their own soundscape.

The installation works on the pair’s dual interests in making technological systems transparent and visible, while simultaneously revealing their sonic consequences on our everyday environment. By opening up the speaker to show its individual elements, Undercurrent will start to open up conversations about the black box of technology, and the mythologies we attribute to the devices we use. Coralie will also be presenting at Brighton Mini Maker Faire, where she’ll be running a workshop on her paper electronics.

We wish them luck and will be keeping you posted with their progress!

Lighthouse Studio is an interdisciplinary programme for creatives to develop their practice and prototype new work and ideas in collaboration with the Lighthouse team and networks. The programme nurtures research, development, learning and production at the intersection of digital art, design, technology, science, film and the creative industries.


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