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My name is Ruben Bass, and I am a transdiciplinary artist from Cologne, now based in Berlin. I am mostly translating various research into sound and light which culminates in various media, performances and installations.

My primary artistic pillars are in the field of nature, senses, and science. I mostly investigate these contexts in an audiovisual way, and I aim to translate one sense into another: for example sight to hearing or hearing to touch.

The conviction that the added processes of beholders are the most relevant factor in what art actually is has lead to the overarching research question; what happens if the audience become the performers?

A red line in all projects are "waves". I have realized that waves are everywhere and that they can be the connecting factor in all of my artistic pillars. They are in your bedroom, your city, your country, your planet and outside of your planet - in space. We are not able to perceive most of the things that happen around us, as they are invisible to our eyes (electromagnetism).

One of my early questions regarding this is "what image can sound exciting and what sound can look appealing? "or "what is the sound of an image "and vice versa.

Experiments and investigations of natural phenomena in daily life often inspire further research and projects. As said before I believe that Art lies in the eye of the beholder - by looking closely at our surroundings we will find added value almost everywhere.

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