Robert Henke

Interview by Sydney van Nieuwaal
Visuals courtesy of the artist

Robert Henke is a composer, artist and software developer, whom you might know from musical project Monolake or as co-creator of Ableton Live. Kicking off the decade, Robert has created an ode to long-surpassed technology with an audio visual performance about “the ambivalence between contemporary aesthetic and the usage of obsolete and limited technology from 40 years ago.” For his CBM 8032 AV performance, Robert got his mitts on five ancient Commodore computer’s and tinkered on them for three years. The process and the results could be labelled as cerebral and complex, but take a close look and see that they’re also fucking pretty.