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Scanner - British artist Robin Rimbaud traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, creating absorbing, multi-layered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways. From his early controversial work using found mobile phone conversations, through to his focus on trawling the hidden noise of the modern metropolis as the symbol of the place where hidden meanings and missed contacts emerge, his restless explorations of the experimental terrain have won him international admiration from amongst others, Bjork, Aphex Twin and Stockhausen. Scanner is committed to working with cutting edge practitioners and has collaborated with artists from every imaginable genre: musicians Bryan Ferry, Radiohead and Laurie Anderson, The Royal Ballet and Merce Cunningham and Random Dance companies, fashion designers Hussein Chalayan and Shelley Fox, composers Michael Nyman and Luc Ferrari, and artists Steve McQueen, Mike Kelley, Derek Jarman, Carsten Nicolai and Douglas Gordon. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sound art, producing concerts, compositions, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998) hailed by critics as innovative and inspirational works of contemporary electronic music. In 2004 his Sound Surface work with Stephen Vitiello was the first ever Tate Modern sound-art commission. In 2006 he presented Night Haunts with Artangel, produced a four-hour performance across the mountains of North Wales, and designed a new car horn for the US. In 2007 he sound-designed new British horror movie Reverb, installed a permanent artwork for the Northern Neuro Disability Services Centre in Newcastle UK, and collaborated with film-maker Steve McQueen for his film Gravesend at the 52nd Venice Biennial. In 2008 he scored the hit musical comedy Kirikou & Karaba in Paris, premiered his six-hour show Of Air and Eye at the Royal Opera House London in late 2008, and sound-designed the new Philips Wake-Up Light with Philips Electronics in NL, a lamp to wake you up with natural light and sound. In 2009 he released his new album, ‘Rockets, Unto the Edges of Edges,’ and presented new work at the Canary Islands Biennial. His avant pop band Githead continues to tour and record globally. He is currently Visiting Professor at University College Falmouth UK, and Visiting Professor at Le Fresnoy National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Tourcoing France. He has performed and created works in many of the world's most prestigious spaces including SFMOMA USA, Hayward Gallery London, Pompidou Centre Paris, Kunsthalle Vienna, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Tate Modern London and The Royal Opera House London. His work has been presented throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. Accessed 04.08.2009 from
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The Electronic Lounge Curation, DJ Institute of Contemporary Arts 1994 England Edit
I/O/D Director Project unspecified 1995 England Edit
The Grand Ceremonial Theatre, Soundtrack Lyric Hammersmith 1995 England Edit
Transgressions Installation Secret Central London Location 1995 England Edit
Seven Adverts across Europe Video Idents MTV 1995 England Edit
The Brood Performance Royal Festival Hall, South Bank 1996 England Edit
Hypersymposium Symposium Royal Festival Hall, South Bank 1996 England Edit
Rude Mechanic Group Show Beaconsfield Art Gallery, 1996 England Edit
Delta + Dance Théâtre de la Ville 1996 France Edit
Actual Factual Dance Queen Elizabeth Hall, 1997 England Edit
Ear as Eye : Drawings by Sound Artists Drawing Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), 1997 USA Edit
Ground Control CD Beaconsfield Art Gallery, 1998 USA Edit
Incarceration Installation Shoreditch Town Hall 1998 England Edit
Alphaville Live Film Soundtrack Institute of Contemporary Arts 1998 England Edit
Data Wings Concert Judenplatz 1998 Austria Edit
A Manual for the 21st Century Performance 1998 Netherlands Edit
Wishing Well Installation Klangturm St 1998 Austria Edit
per->Son Performance Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln , 1998 Germany Edit
Snowglobe Artwork Time Out Magazine 1998 England Edit
I Rip You, You Rip Me Exhibition Boijmans Museum, 1998 Netherlands Edit
Arche-Vision Exhibition State Museum of Archeology, 1999 Netherlands Edit
Closure Trabant, 1999 Austria Edit
Dutch Individuals Installation Salone del Mobile, 1999 Italy Edit
Flood and global Postcard project. 1999 England Edit
Sound Polaroids Installation, performance Institute of Contemporary Arts 1999 England Edit
Surface Noise Installation Artangel Commission, 1999 England Edit
The Collector Installation Hayward Gallery, 2000 England Edit
Audible Communities Soundtoys, CD, CD-ROM Lovebytes Festival, 2000 England Edit
Battery Installation Bugenhagenstrasse. 2000 Germany Edit
Unknown title Permanent Installation ECOS Centre, 2000 Ireland Edit
On Broad Street Installation Ikon Gallery , 2000 England Edit
Sound Curtain Installation Science Museum, 2000 England Edit
Gibbering into the Mirror Collaboration Glasgow Gilmore Halls 2000 Scotland Edit
Imagined Departures Installation Internationella Konstbiennal. 2001 Sweden Edit
ReFashion Exhibition Liljewalchs Art Gallery and The Modern Museum 2001 Sweden Edit
Soundtoys Soundtoy Gallery Priestor for Contemporary Art 2001 Slovak Republic Edit
Spread Exhibition Pizza Surprise. Home delivery of artworks 2001 Austria Edit
The Spirit of Speech / El espiritu de la pala Exhibition La Gallera, 2001 Spain Edit
2 Bungalow Street Installation 38 Langham Street Gallery 2002 England Edit
Biospheres: Secrets Of The City Installation Brisbane Powerhouse 2002 Australia Edit
Doughnut Installation Image Gallery 2002 England Edit
Echo Days Installation Apex Art NYC USA, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery 2002 USA Edit
Esprits de Paris Installation MACBA gallery 2002 Spain Edit
Everything is Moving, Everywhere is Energy Installation 2002 Croatia Edit
Friendscan Installation Barbican Gallery, 2002 England Edit
Into the Blue Installation Naughton Gallery at Queens 2002 Ireland Edit
52 Spaces CD and Performance British School, 2002 Italy Edit
Listening at the Pictures Installation Warner Brothers Cinema, 2002 England Edit
Respire Installation 2002 Belgium Edit
Stories From the Market Place Outdoor Installation Adelaide Festival of Arts 2002 Australia Edit
You Are Not Alone Installation Pavelhaus, Laafeld 2002 Austria Edit
Enamel Installation 291 Gallery, London 2002 England Edit
Salle des Departs Installation Hopital Raymond Poincaré 2002 France Edit
The Sounds of Love Soundwork BBC 2002 England Edit
A minor restrospective of works Installation Studio of Young Artists, 2003 Hungary Edit
Je Veux Artists Publication Onestar press 2003 England Edit
Street Symphony Installation 2003 Vietnam Edit
Warhols Surfaces CD and performances unspecified 2003 England Edit
Echo Ricochet Installation Awesome Festival.Perth 2003 Australia Edit
In the Time of Distance Theatre performance Queens Theatre 2003 Australia Edit
N’oublie pas ce que tu Devines Contemporary Dance Soundtrack Various venues in France, Belgium, Congo, Gabon 2003 France Edit
Qualia Ballet Royal Opera House 2003 England Edit
A Natural Romance 8:1 Sound installation The Kitchen Art Gallery, 2004 USA Edit
Interiors Installation Christoffersen Art, 2004 Denmark Edit
Ricochet : Seeing in the Dark 5:1 Sound installation The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery 2004 USA Edit
DIVA Installation Kunsterhaus, 2004 Austria Edit
Belsay Hall Study and Telephone Room Belsay Hall 2004 England Edit
A Golden Age Installation Crystal Palace Park 2004 England Edit
Live in Riga - 2005 Live Performance - 2005 Latvia Edit
Light Turned Down Installation Eyebeam 2005 USA Edit
Sound Train Performance, Film Projection Lokschuppen, 2005 Germany Edit
Crossed Circuits Exhibiton Hogar Collection 2005 USA Edit
Needle Light Installation Le Centre dart Contemporain 2005 Switzerland Edit
The Unperfect Installation VKS 2005 France Edit
Crime and Punishment Installation Billboard Project 2005 England Edit
Sound Out Installation outdoor sites 2005 Ireland Edit
Messe - Macht des Klangs Installation Kunstraume Leipzig and Opera Leipzig, 2005 Germany Edit
Heaven and Hell Multi-channel sound installation Plant Zero Arts Complex 2005 USA Edit
Efficiency Dance collaboration Gala Theatre Tivoli 2005 USA Edit
Convergence Residency Hysbys 2005 England Edit
Plexus / Praxis Soundtrack for contemporary dance Maison de la musique de Nanterre Dome Theatre 2005 France Edit
Blindscape Installation 2005 Italy Edit
Small Global Installation EyeBeam 2005 USA Edit
Night Haunts Installation Artangel, 2006 England Edit
Passing Beneath the Surface Installation Sunderland 2006 England Edit
Eagle Ward Installation The Great Hospital, 2006 England Edit
Breakthrough - WAVES exhibition. August 25 - September 17, 2006 at the Exhibition Hall ARSENALS of the Latvian National Museum of Art 2006 England Edit
52 Spaces 2002–2006 Sound/music performance with video projection sonambiente Festival, Berlin 2006 Germany Edit