15.09.2021 – 14.01.2022

Clavier à Lumières

Igor Jesus

Curated by Natxo Checa

POEM OF FIRE shows on a screen-printed glass the symbolistic image produced for the play Prometheus, that Scriabin composed and interpreted in his Clavier à Lumières. The broadcasting of strobe light beams makes the image scintillate. Using a sensor of luminous waves, an electric signal stimulates an oscillator that modulates the solar pulses suggesting the sound of an aeolian harp.

Igor Jesus’ WATER-HOLE chases the intertwine of magnetic manifestations, lunar signal interpretation and electronic music. Stemming from the idea of an inaudible spectrum of magnetic origin, Igor Jesus applies a system of lunar signal capture to an image, solarizing it. This image, a representation of the record cover of Setaoc Mass’ 53° North, appears alternately in positive or negative. The luminous oscillation of the projection determines an interval of frequencies which, mediated by a granulator, analogic modular synthesizer, stand out, revealing its occult sounds of lunar signal capture to an image, solarizing it.

CLAVIER À LUMIÈRES, another luminous adventure by Igor Jesus with the purpose of providing planetary logic visibility to being here and now, by seeing and listening to the stars and expanding the terrestrial experience.


Photos by
Vasco Stocker de Vilhena