“TOOLTIP1 ... The gorgeous film project, titled “Symmetry,” combines the best parts of opera and dance with the titillating rigor of digital art and physics to create a visual narrative that explores the philosophical elements of the giant particle accelerator.”

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“TOOLTIP2 ... The gorgeous film project, titled “Symmetry,” combines the best parts of opera and dance with the titillating rigor of digital art and physics to create a visual narrative that explores the philosophical elements of the giant particle accelerator.”

— The Huffington Post

“TOOLTIP3 ... The gorgeous film project, titled “Symmetry,” combines the best parts of opera and dance with the titillating rigor of digital art and physics to create a visual narrative that explores the philosophical elements of the giant particle accelerator.”

— The Huffington Post

Shooting a space opera film inside the large hadron collider—1 made me realise it takes a childlike imagination keeping this messy universe together. Recreating Australia’s sacred sites in a VR installation for the concert hall—2 showed me beauty when our dream worlds juxtaposed. Directing videos for pop music stars—3 taught me no machine can fullfil my broadband generation’s infinite desire.

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Symmetry
space opera film

Symmetry is an award winning space opera film shot inside CERN, the largest experimental particle physics facility in the world. With the cathedral-like majesty of the Large Hadron Collider as his theatre, a modern physicist searches for the smallest primordial particle and discovers a love without end…

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  • choreographer: Lukas Timulak
  • soprano: Claron McFadden
  • music: Joep Franssens & Henry Vega
  • dancers: Shirley Esseboom, Celia Amade, César Faria Fernandes & Joeri Dubbe
  • producer: Sander Verdonk
  • production: CTM Pictures & Truth.io
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Cave of Rebirth
jazz music video

Jazz and algorithms join forces to create some wild fractal forms in a new music video from jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan. It’s for his song “The Cave of Rebirth” and is taken from Hamasyan’s upcoming album An Ancient Observer, released on Nonesuch Records.

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  • choreographer: Lukas Timulak
  • soprano: Claron McFadden
  • music: Joep Franssens & Henry Vega
  • dancers: Shirley Esseboom, Celia Amade, César Faria Fernandes & Joeri Dubbe
  • producer: Sander Verdonk
  • production: CTM Pictures & Truth.io
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The Boxer
short film / commercial

A high-energy portrait of professional tenor and amateur boxer Frank Engel, made in collaboration with the Dutch National Opera with the aim of attracting a different audience into its drama-filled world.

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  • choreographer: Lukas Timulak
  • soprano: Claron McFadden
  • music: Joep Franssens & Henry Vega
  • dancers: Shirley Esseboom, Celia Amade, César Faria Fernandes & Joeri Dubbe
  • producer: Sander Verdonk
  • production: CTM Pictures & Truth.io
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Sacred Environment
live VR installation

Inside this dream world, the audience could identify with the main character: a blindfolded woman who knows not if she belongs in the bush. This main character is represented by three women on stage: a soprano singer, a didgeridoo player, and the VR performer.

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