Rubedo (Laurent-Paul Robert and Dr Vesna Petresin Robert) are a London based art practice and think tank exploring relations between aesthetics, complex geometry, acoustics and synaesthesia, through performance, installation and artefact.
The work integrates multiple material supports (sound, space, moving image, narrative) and customised digital and analogue tools.
It takes art out of the ‘white cube’ to an immersive experience and explores sound in relation to space, time and user interaction. It is supported by cross- modal mapping of data networks, as well as composition techniques based on the aleatory, emergent patterns and particle fields
The practice uses broadcast and physical events as a means of radical theory, as well as composition methods based on ambiguity, chance, emergent patterns and particle fields. Topology becomes a vehicle for conceptualisation, concretisation and symbolic mediation of the work that seeks to merge the dualism of art and science, micro and macro, the intimate and the collective. Rubedo are recipients of industry and arts grants (British Council, UK Govt. Department of Innovation, Business and Skills, Arts Council, Crafts Council) and acted as Industry Advisor to Goldsmiths College [Topology Research Unit]. Their work has been awarded a hors-concours Critics Selection at the 44th International Film Festival at Cannes, also contributing to team awards (Oscar, BAFTA, VES, Palme d’or) as well as patents and the first non-commercial satellite.
The work recently featured at Tate Modern, ArtBasel Miami, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Festival Hall, Venice Biennale, Cannes International Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, World Architecture Festival, Sydney Opera House, Beijing Architecture Biennale, Venice Biennale, Kings Place, Paris Photo, Silicon Valley Art Fair and Vienna Secession.