The installation “The Tale of the Great Computing Machine” consists of material that is part of the scenography for the opera of the same name.

Both the artwork and the opera are based on a 1966 book by KTH professor Hannes Alfvén, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics 1970.

The opera’s story is laid out as an evolutionary history written in a distant future, where the importance of man is reduced to an evolutionary step on the way to wise and omniscient computer systems. The light installation is created using the same tool developed to allow the creators of the opera to construct custom video projections.

LUDVIG ELBLAUS (Sweden)

LUDVIG ELBLAUS (Sweden)

Ludvig Elblaus is an artist and researcher working primarily with computational materials to create acoustic and electronic music, sound art, audio-visual installations and museum exhibits as well as contributions to collaborative larger works in several traditions, e.g. opera, theatre, and dance.

His artistic practice explores generative tools, complex systems, modeling as an artistic practice, the site-specific, emergence, and experiential aspects of very slow and drawn out temporal structures and deep listening.

LUDVIG ELBLAUS (Sweden)

LUDVIG ELBLAUS (Sweden)

Ludvig Elblaus is an artist and researcher working primarily with computational materials to create acoustic and electronic music, sound art, audio-visual installations and museum exhibits as well as contributions to collaborative larger works in several traditions, e.g. opera, theatre, and dance.

His artistic practice explores generative tools, complex systems, modeling as an artistic practice, the site-specific, emergence, and experiential aspects of very slow and drawn out temporal structures and deep listening.

This artwork is supported by