Visitors to last year’s Volvo Art Session will still vividly remember WHITEvoid. Anyone who missed the Berlin-based artists’ light show will have another opportunity to see one of their installations up close at the Volvo Art Session 2019.
Who is WHITEvoid?
WHITEvoid is primarily Christopher Bauder. The media artist was born in Stuttgart in 1973, and now lives and works in Berlin.
Bauder has been experimenting with light since he was a child growing up near Lake Constance – back then he used candles and lamps. He gave up his course in theatre and German in Munich and moved to the capital to study digital media design at Berlin University of the Arts. This turned out to be the right choice.
After finishing his course, the German light artist focused on the transformation of bits and bytes into large-scale room installations. Christopher founded the WHITEvoid art and design studio 15 years ago, which brings together specialists in interactive design, media design, product design, interior design and electrical engineering.
Bauder currently has over 30 permanent employees from all over the world, and works with 20 freelance technicians in projects on all continents. In 2016 WHITEvoid moved from Prenzlauer Berg to Lichtenberg on Lake Rummelsburg, into a converted customs building from the GDR era.
WHITEvoid rose to fame in 2014, when Christopher Bauder and his brother Marc created the “Lichtgrenze” art installation to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, illuminating the former route of the wall with 8,000 balloons.
WHITEvoid’s projects have received a number of awards, including the German Lighting Design Award, the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Cannes Lions, the Red Dot Design Award and the iF Communication Design Award.
The WHITEvoid installation at last year’s Volvo Art Session was called “GRID”, which blended kinetic light objects with electronic music composed by Robert Henke.
Bauder is going one step further with his fascinating new audiovisual installation, SKALAR … why not see for yourself?