Robin Fox is a leading Australian audio-visual artist working across live performance, exhibitions, public art projects and designs for contemporary dance. His laser works, which synchronize sound and visual electricity in hyper-amplified 3D space have been performed in over 50 cities worldwide. The new manifestation of this work RGB LASER SHOW premiered at Mona Foma 2014 (Hobart) and has since featured at Tramway (Glasgow), Vivid Festival (Sydney), The Barbican (London), Berlin Atonal, Mutek Tokyo among many other performances. His groundbreaking work with Chunky Move Dance Company has contributed to the work Mortal Engine receiving a Helpmann award for best visual production and an honourable mention at the the illustrious Prix Ars Electronica 2009. His art/science sound work Interior Design: Music for the Bionic Ear in association with ANAT and the Bionic Ear Institute, was shortlisted for a Future Everything award in the UK 2011 and selected by the Paris Rostrum of Composers in 2012.
In the visual arts, he has exhibited works at the RoslynOxley9 (Sydney), Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne), Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane) and Salamanca Arts Centre (Hobart) as well as galleries in Germany, Taipei, New Zealand and the US. His interactive installation CRT;Hommage to Leon Theremin received an honourable mention in the National New Media Art Award 2012 and has been acquired by the Australian Synchrotron. The recent work Colour Organ had its first installation at MONA Hobart.
Public art projects include designing and building a Giant Theremin for the City of Melbourne, a seven metre tall interactive musical sculpture; White Beam commissioned by Dark Mofo which shot a high powered white laser beam through the trees on Salamanca lawns; Skylight a major city wide installation premiering in 2016 commissioned by Melbourne Fringe Festival – 16 high powered lasers shot from a city skyscraper and terminating at over 150 points across the city. The installation was accompanied by a composition composed entirely on the Buchla synthesizer
He has collaborated with some of the world’s leading musicains improvisers and directors from Atom tm, Anthony Pateras, Jon Rose, Jerome Noetinger, Oren Ambarchi and Lasse Marhaug to Gideon Obarzanek, Antony Hamilton, Lucy Guerin and Stephanie Lake. He has released numerous sound works on labels across Europe, Australia and the US and recently released a limited digital edition of a new AV work Magnetic Trap through s[edition] in the UK.
In 2016, he became the founding director of MESS (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio) a not for profit organisation dedicated to giving everyone access to the entire history of electronic musical instruments. For more information visit www.mess.foundation. He also holds a PhD in composition from Monash University and an MA in musicology. The latter documents the history of experimental music in Melbourne 1975-1979.