Surrounded by darkness - on the cutting edge of experimental cross-medial Art

Chris Noelle aka Tofa

By his career as a bike trials pro rider he learned early to see things from another point of view, a different perspective. Imagination and the search of thrill remained in every project that followed up since then. Today he looks back on 20 years of experience in Lightpainting photography and projection art and still finds new challenges as a creator.

Chris Noelle aka Tofa

Light Design

Noelle mapped the Brandenburger Tor, worked with a robot on realtime generated Lightpainting at Ars Electronica and used surface reflections of a Porsche for its unvealing premiere. You can say that Christopher really lives multimedia art. For his latest project he invented the Holo-Painter - a tool that allows the fusion of fiction and reality by combining projection, photography, motion-graphics and real surrounding.

If you sum up his compendium, the full spectrum of multimedia opens up from photography to film, to animation and motiongraphics, to illustration and calligraphy, to painting and mapping projection, to sound design to NFTs, to typography to sculptures - for the artist it is a permanent evolving cycle, continuously triggering new ideas like a perpetual motion machine. The interaction of human, space and machine and the associated transformation process between the analog and digital world are the core themes of his work and studies.

On the creative side, Noelle is bringing science and art together and by the conversion of robotics, motors and machines to artistic useable tools he creates astonishing results. Painting with light is based on imagination and clear structured sequence of acting, it’s about taking control of the sources. Besides control, also errors and imperfection are essential goods of the creative process. „Sometimes the clean result is less impressive than the one where I tumbled upon an obstacle in the darkness.“ Noelle also painted his studio black so he can work in the dark during the day.

Noelle's talk at Design Friends will take you on a journey from darkness to the light at the end of the tunnel, opening new perspectives of how to be and stay creative.

All our talks are for free (whether you are a member or not), held in English, at the auditorium of the MUDAM (the "Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean") in Luxembourg.

Wednesday 29.03.2023 — 18:30 — Mudam, Luxembourg

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