Transmediale & CTM Vorspiel

as a part of this year's Transmediale & CTM Vorspiel PLATOON KUNSTHALLE Berlin presents you NEKTON, an interactive light installation by Francesco Mancori & Cristiano Cesolari.


after the exhibition opening there was a live sound performance by Lukas Taido & DJ set by Shepherd.


you can see Nekton from MON 27 JAN - WED 29 JAN between 16:00 and 19:00.


check the pictures from the opening.



NEKTON is a light organism, an immaterial robot, a reactive object and a luminescent creature, floating in the empty spaces in between. NEKTON is made of fiber optics, symbol of information highways, capable of carrying large amounts of information encapsulated in a binary format, that return to the original pre-digital function of a waveguide or light pipe.

Lukas Taido, a Berlin based musician and soundesigner, developed the acoustic landscapes and specific sounds for the NEKTON. besides emitting sounds and atmospheres by itself, the NEKTON reacts visually and acustically to people approaching it. depending on the position of the person within the exhibition space, not only the character of the sounds the NEKTON produces will change, but also the position of the sound itself within the room. this fully new approach to a spatial audio interaction is enabled by a 4-channel surround soundsystem, in combination with a software and interface technology developed solely for this production.


neither is the acoustic interaction with the NEKTON fully self-contained, nor exclusively reacting to the approaching person - but rather interacting in an almost human manner: sometimes drawing closer, sometimes retreating.


Lukas Taido developed sounds that arouse associations to technology as well as biology and nature simultaneously, and produced them exclusively for this exhibition at PLATOON KUNSTHALLE.


this project is based on the researches and the principles of biomimetics in the examination of nature in order to solve human' problems. NEKTON refers to the aggregate of actively swimming aquatic organisms able to move independently of water currents. NEKTON can be contrasted with plankton which refers to the aggregate of passively floating.


entry: 3€ (FREE for visitors of Transmediale - bring your festival pass!)


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Francesco Mancori


Francesco Mancori, also known as Ran Ancor, is a Berlin based artist who is mainly dedicated to light research and video experimentation. he studied epistemology with a minor in computers, then started to work in between art and informatics. during last years he worked doing electronic AV live-set, vj, light installations and wearable permormances. most significant elements in his video works are immateriality, movement and metamorphosis, visual fluxus, fusion with sound and space. in 2001 founded the eXtraLight Advanced Visuals, focusing on the light as substance trought its expression in the form of light performances, visuals and installations. among the others he has worked and exposed for Goethe Insitut, Japan Foundation, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Macro, and with Bill Viola, Brian Eno and Aphex Twin.

Cristiano Cesolari


Cristiano Cesolari is a visual artist based in Berlin. videos, digital arts, mechatronics, enviromental sounds are part of his productions. his scientific studies' background and passion for science merge into his works to augment the concept perceptions in his productions. he works in the fine arts as a video artist and robot engineer designer. has collaborated with various artists in Italy and abroad, making video art, video projections and multimedia installations who have had high visibility at the international level. in most of his work the images are strictly connected to the sound. the continuous research of the most innovative technologies for audio video and multimedia make Cristiano Cesolari an eclectic and versatile artist. he also works for cinema as VFX Artist and supervisor.

Lukas Taido


Lukas Taido is a musician and sound researcher based in Berlin. whether in studio or live productions, as a solo artist or member of numerous projects  he has always proven especially interested in the interaction music and visuals. in the past he has produced filmscores, music for dance theaters, for exhibitions, art projects, diverse video installations, as well as released a number of CD’s and vinyl recordings. in his studio in Berlin-Mitte he relentlessly experiments with creating new sounds and multichannel-technologies.



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