Aloïs Yang, born 1986 in Dax, France, raised in Taiwan, now based in Berlin, is a media artist, interaction designer and experimental musician who produces work that explores the relation and interaction between people, sound, and the external world. His work is influenced both by scientific references and human imperfection of understanding nature.
He overcomes the separation of art forms and genres with an integrated creative approach. He uses a wide range of media, from interactive installation to fictional story telling videos and live audiovisual performance. His work crafts a journey with open endings to both artist and audience. Interaction in Yang’s work takes place not just in objective reality, but also inside of intimate experience and imaginative projection. These includes traveling among such varied subjects as brain function, facial expression, micro reality, virtual time-space, starlight and apocalypse.
With 4DSOUND, Yang created the work Hear The World Begin, a scientific research and artistic creation that involves working on data and material of cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB). The CMB is a snapshot of the oldest light in our Universe, imprinted on the sky when the Universe was just 380,000 years old after the Big Bang. It represent the seeds of the whole future structure: the stars and galaxies of today. The aim of this project is to bring this oldest map of the universe and scientific data to a tangible form. The focal point of this project is to present the relations and resonances between the physical present and the imaginative past. The audience is invited to explore these existential ideas, by taking the part to play in a choreography of data sonification in space, spacial acoustic-lighting and site-specific sensors for real time interactions.