Encor is a studio founded in 2015 by swiss artists Mirko Eremita, David Houncheringer, Valerio Spoletini, and Manuel Oberholzer. A "common thread of light" is found in each of their projects. The ideas that drive their pieces are consistently elegant and lucid.
At the Fête des Lumières in 2018, the artists installed Frontier (see video at the top), a piece driven by the engineered play of light on a pool of water, and unfolding via increasingly ingenious strategies to derive surprise and delight from this simple, primal idea.
Scrolling Realities is an audiovisual performance by Encor Studio and Maria Guta. The sculptural element, a sphere, is a luminous counterpoint to human performance.
Inflatable Dance Floor is something else, again. Loud, kinetic, it shows off the range of this artist team. For those who like dancing with their performance art, this is for you. The artists write:
"Inflatable Dance Floor is a global performance.
It take place on a empty space, and we bring with us and install everything we need to party. An inflatable club with a capacity of more than 50 people, a generator, the sound system and visuals, the installation takes us less than 10 minutes and is a full part of the performance.
As a conceptualization of the "clubbing bubble", we fight for our rights to party... in a contemporary way.
First shown during the mapping festival 2011 in Geneva, it took us less than 10 minutes to build everything, and we had 20 minutes to party before the police came and asked us to stop."