Paired with static, beeping tones and gentle melodic sequences, a series of glowing geometric shapes from Reuben Wu ((before) seem to come out of thin air in his new project, EX STASIS. The Chicago-based photographer, who was created in his signature otherworldly style, draws on his two Lux Noctis and Aeroglyph serieswho use a combination of drones and light painting to illuminate the rough topographies with rings, tubes and dots that twist and warp in hypnotic motion.
To the EX STASISWu programmed a wand of 200 LED lights to change color and shape over the serene landscapes. He captured the fascinating movements in the camera and produced four audiovisual works using a combination of still images, time-lapse and real-time material, which harmonize the natural landscape with artificially generated light and electronic sounds. “When it gets dark, my surroundings cease to be an external experience and become a subliminal space, and that’s when I feel most connected and aware of my sense of being,” says Wu. “This dynamic terrestrial chiaroscuro is synchronized with my sound design and my music to create unique loop pieces.”
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