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Playmodes is an audiovisual research studio.
A hybrid team of engineers, musicians and designers who work with homw-made digital technologies, breathing life into original light and sound instruments. This digital luthierism has led them to apply their creativity to immersive installations, scenography or projection mapping, in a journey outside the square boundaries of traditional screens.
Their deep interest in the relationships between visual and auditory phenomena, leads Playmodes to create projects where sound and image are treated as a single matter. In most of their projects, the same streams of data generate both audio and visuals through homemade software, driving the audience into strong synaesthetic perceptions.
Passionate about art, design, maths, physics, code, cymatics and nature, they share all these passions by giving lectures and workshops in universities, schools or institutions.
In recent years Playmodes has developed projects for international art festivals (Barcelona, Houston, Prague, Lyon, Las Vegas, Orlando, Karlsruhe), for cultural and commercial projects (light design for the Copenhagen Opera, Installation for Facebook at Rio Olympics) or as guest speakers at international design conferences (FITC Amsterdam, IALD Albuquerque, OFFF Barcelona).
— Source: Playmodes' website