D-Fuse are a London-based audiovisual artist collective, who use emerging creative technologies to explore social and environmental issues. Founded in the mid 90’s by Michael Faulkner, the group’s diverse creative backgrounds combine in a cross-disciplinary practice, including live multi-screen audio-visual performances, experimental documentary, photography, and temporary architectural installations. Since the mid 90’s, the line up has included Stuart Gill, Ian Masters (Pale Saints), Joanna Buick, Andy Stiff, Axel Stockburger, Matthias Kispert, Barney Steel, and Toby Harris.
Widely recognized as pioneers of VJ culture, D-Fuse edited the book VJ: Audiovisual Art + VJ Culture in 2006. Their current practice includes live multi-screen audio-visual performances, experimental documentary, HD shorts, and the temporary architecture of installations. Now at the forefront of the emerging genre of Live Cinema, the key relationship between sound and image underpins all of D-Fuse’s work.
Sound Director Matthias Kispert composes soundscapes from field recordings, electromagnetic interferences and different musical cultures, building a material link between the sounds of everyday life and D-Fuse’s visual work. A collaborative ethos is central to D-Fuse’s practice, and has led to joint projects with musicians and artists from the electronic to the classical. Among them are Beck, Scanner, Burnt Friedman and Swayzak, as well as the contemporary classical composer Steve Reich with The London Symphony Orchestra, and the Italian classical ensemble Alter Ego.