Live-electronic interactive sound environment for an interactive light architecture by Chris Ziegler. FP Montréal, hexagram Black Box, March 5, 2009


The forest is architecture as well as an organism. Beyond civilization, it is an ambivalent place, setting both fantasies and anxieties free.

Chris Ziegler, who works at the ZKM (Centre for Art and Media) in Karlsruhe as a media artist, has created a media installation with his piece wald – forest that uses these ambivalences and invites the visitor to take part in an interactive game.
His media space functions as a performance environment where dance, light and electronic sounds are interwoven in constantly changing constellations.

This illuminated field of associations will be performed by the dancer Han Soo Cho and the composer Sandeep Bhagwati. At the end of the performance, the audience will be invited to walk around in the virtual forest and to create lighting effects, noises and sounds with their bodies.