Robin Fox

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Location

  • Australia

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Artist Biography

Robin Fox is a leading Australian audio-visual artist working across live performance, exhibitions, public art projects and designs for contemporary dance.  His laser works which synchronize sound and visual electricity in hyper-amplified 3D space have been performed in over 50 cities worldwide. The new manifestation of this work RGB LASER SHOW premiered at Mona Foma 2014 (Hobart) and recently featured at Tramway (Glasgow), Vivid Festival (Sydney) and the Barbican (London). His groundbreaking work with Chunky Move Dance Company has contributed to the work Mortal Engine receiving a Helpmann award for best visual production and an honourable mention at the the illustrious Prix Ars Electronica 2009. Other works with Chunky Move include Gideon Obarzanek’s Connected, Antony Hamilton’s Keep Everything and Stephanie Lake’s Aorta. His recent sound work Interior Design: Music for the Bionic Ear in association with ANAT and the Bionic Ear Institute, was shortlisted for a Future Everything award in the UK 2011 and selected by the Paris Rostrum of Composers in 2012.

In the visual arts he has exhibited works at the RoslynOxley9 (Sydney), Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne), Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane) and Salamanca Arts Centre (Hobart) as well as galleries in Germany, Taipei and New Zealand. His interactive installation CRT;Hommage to Leon Theremin received an honourable mention in the National New Media Art Award 2012 and has been acquired by the Australian Synchrotron. The recent work Colour Organ had it’s first installation at MONA Hobart.

Public art projects include designing and building a Giant Theremin for the City of Melbourne, a seven metre tall interactive musical sculpture; the White Beam project commissioned by Dark Mofo which shot a high powered white laser beam through the trees on Salamanca lawns; developing a hybrid sound/dance work A Small Prometheus with Stephanie Lake involving fire powered kinetic musical sculptures which had a sell-out seasonat the 2013 Melbourne International Arts Festival and sound/light design for Lee Serle’s SYNC at the Lyon Opera Ballet. A new work Transducer for microphones, speakers and percussionists co-composed with Eugene Ughetti was recently premiered at Totally Huge New Music Festival in Perth.

He has collaborated with some of the world’s leading improvisers and directors from Anthony Pateras, Jon Rose, Jerome Noetinger, Oren Ambarchi and Lasse Marhaug to Gideon Obarzanek, Antony Hamilton, Lucy Guerin and Stephanie Lake. He has released numerous sound works on labels across Europe, Australia and the US and recently released a limited digital edition of a new AV work Magnetic Trap through s[edition] in the UK.

He also holds a PhD in composition from Monash University and an MA in musicology which documents the history of experimental music in Melbourne 1975-1979.

Selected Press

Visually stunning…
The New York Times
A completely unique and memorable experience
Hobart Mercury
The distortion of space and reality is awe-inspiring
New York Theatre Review
Tron-like grid patterns; hypnotic cones that throbbed in phase with the audio; laser-gun beams firing salvoes at the back wall: each new mode was so tightly choreographed to Fox's abrasive sonics that the combination of sound and visual seemed to tickle some third, underworked part of the brain... After 30-odd minutes, the lasers flicked into a particularly mind-blowing mode—a trio of spinning discs which left a crosshatched mist in the air—and then, PFUTT!, they were gone, and we all picked our jaws up off the floor. 
Angus Finlayson, Resident Advisor

Upcoming Performances

  • No scheduled performances at this time.