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Tadej Droljc — Thursday

Tadej Droljc
Beambreaker - First Movement


TADEJ DROLJC is a Slovenian artist and creative coder who works at the intersection of sound, image and light.

For his work Tadej was awarded the Lumen Prize Student Award, Dennis Smalley scholarship in electroacoustic music and he won the most promising Video Artist prize at Madatac. His practice based doctoral research was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for an outstanding thesis at the Centre for Research in New Music. A work from his collaborative project Synspecies won the Edigma Semibreve award and was shortlisted for the Lumen Prize in category moving image.

Tadej performed and exhibited at festivals such as Ars Electronica, Paris Biennale NEMO, L.E.V., Brighton Digital Festival, Semibreve, Sonica Glasgow, Lunchmeat, Node etc. As part of his collaboration with Ars Electronica’s Future Lab on the project Immersify, his work is permanently exhibited at the Ars Electronica’s Deep Space 8K and was presented at events like Inter BEE Tokyo, IBC Amsterdam or Marché du film - Festival de Cannes.


BEAMBREAKER - First Movement

BEAMBREAKER, a work for laser, light, bent mirrors and sound, is a performance that deals with volumetric audiovisual objects emerging from tight synchronization between broken light beams and sounds waves. These objects are multistable - as we observe them, we are not sure if we are listening to the sound of moving light structures or if we see an embodiment of sound, or maybe something in between? Within the poetic space of BEAMBREAKER, all these interpretations are equally valid. This ambiguity mixed with cross-fertilising effect of sound and visuals offers a very personalised experience of audiovisual reality.

At this occasion Tadej Droljc will present only the first movement of Beambreaker (cca 16min) that will be carried out with sound and video projection only.