‘Fragile Territories,’ a laser and sound art show by Berlin musician Robert Henke, is a beautiful homemade show that was three years in the making.
The show was displayed at ‘Le Lieu Unique’ center for the arts in Nantes, France. The show involves four lasers that project their patterns across a 30-meter wall. The light show is synchronized with piano tunes, sometimes in sync with the light patterns, and others running in parallel. The show sets itself apart by the sheer mathematics involved in the musical synchronization behind Fragile Territories.
In an excerpt from the Laughing Squid website, Henke states, “whilst everything is floating and happening in rather long intervals, a constant black shadow is moving in front of the projection, from left to right, every 4.2 seconds, like a giant blade of a windmill, a negative object that contrasts the bright projection by muting it where it appears. It is not only obscuring the image but also dampening the sounds at its current position and emitting a low frequency noise itself.”