As part of the Rotterdam Summer Festival 1995, V2_Organisatie
and ARCHIMEDIA from Linz presented 220V Electro Clips -
The Party Effect, on August 11th, 12th and 13th. 220V Electro Clips was an artwork in which the audience could
create a sound collage by moving through an enormous 3D
sound and light sculpture in the Museumpark in Rotterdam.
For the Museumpark, the German architect Christian Möller
had designed this sculpture which covered an area of 60
x 60 meters. From eight towers of 8 meters height, 96 light
beams shone through the park. In the floor sensors record
changed of light. By activating the sensors one generated
radiosounds that were performed by loudspeakers in the park.
It was as if one walked through the park with a gigantic
ghetto blaster. A balanced sound choreography let the audio
channels interfere and fade in and out under the influence
of the audience moving through the light sculpture. Additionally,
individual visitors could trigger instruments and various
sounds through simple movements.
220V Electro Clips
was a 3D sound environment in which the audience could
sounds through the park. It was therefore also a sound environment
of architectural dimensions in which the audience interacted
with the environment.
The first ideas for this sculpture
originated from a collaboration between Christian Möller
and the Frankfurt Ballet of William Forsyth. In 1994 Möller,
together with the Theater am Turm in Frankfurt and the first
dancer of the Frankfurt Ballet, Stephen Galloway, developed
the dance and music piece Electro Clips, a performance in
which the dancer similarly dances the sounds of a light
sculpture of theater size.
Christian Möller has a name
both as a media artist and as a media architect. For the
front of the Zeilgalerie in Frankfurt he designed a light
installation which reacts to external factors like humidity,
temperature and light. The front of the building is thus
turned into a large display of light and color patterns.
The opening featured a performance by Arthur Elsenaar with his piece Ontvagger.
The Party Effect by Christian Möller (1995) from V2_ on Vimeo.