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In Reuben Wu’s audiovisual works, luminous geometric light images dance over sparse landscapes

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#Audio
#drones
#landscapes
#Light
#Light painting

April 26, 2021

Grace Ebert

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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.”

Here you can find more light-focused works by the photographer Instagram, Twitter, and Behance.

A still from “EX STASIS I”

A still from “EX STASIS III”

A still from “EX STASIS II”

A still from “EX STASIS IV”

#Audio
#drones
#landscapes
#Light
#Light painting

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