visual Frontal attack
Luma - Represents the brightness in an image
Launisch - Given to frequent changes of mood luma.launisch
From dark to light
The VJ duo Luma.Launisch, alias Astrid Steiner and Florian Launisch, create their surreal worlds on screens in techno-clubs and classical concert halls. With their background in filmmaking the duo aims to tell stories. Their visual journeys can pilot you into a colourful balloon, letting you float over the boats of the Bosphorus only to land in New York’s Central Park.
With their eccentric live shows they have accompanied musicians like Qluster (formally Cluster), Jimmy Edgar, Akufen, Groove Armada, Juan Atkins, Peter Kruder, Richard Dorfmeister, Electric Indigo, Luciano, Josh Wink, Mocky, Extrawelt, Dj Mehdi and many more. Their latest live show “INNENWELTKOSMOS” with musician Ken Hayakawa won the ZIT Content Award for best Visuals 2011.
In the last years luma.launisch started to flirt intensively with Jazz and new classical music, leading to collaborations with artists such as the Zawinul Syndicate, Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble, Gene Pritsker’s Sound Liberation, as well as with Harvey S, Dave Taylor and Adam Holzmann (musical director for Miles Davis).
Luma.Launisch has gained the attention of the international art scene, including invitations to present video installations at the Benaki Museum Athens, the Photobiennale Thessaloniki, the exhibition Sound:Frame at Vienna’s Künstlerhaus, the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York & the CNN screen in Times Square. In October 2011 their video installation “60 Seconds Somewhere” was showcased at the MAK Vienna.
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