Franck Vigroux / France
Croix is a new audio and visual performance by French sound explorer Franck Vigroux. Vigroux’s multifaceted and challenging body of work sits at the crossroads of electroacoustics, noise, and industrial music. With is analog and digital instruments, Vigroux’s music is made of pure and distorted drones, polyphonic noises and harsh industrial rhythms. Croix’s generative video has been created by artist Antoine Schmitt. The visuals of Croix are centered around the figure of the Kasimir Malevitch’s cross, symbol of the artistic consciousness.
The figure itself is constituted of thousands of individual pixels, which explode in space according to the levels of energy of the audio. In silence, they reform the cross. The generative system is connected to the live music during the performance. It provides a quasi-literal visualization of the dynamics of the music all the while being the fixed point around which it revolves.
Photo by: Jérome Bouchet