The first (untitled) performance by Optical Machines made an impression thanks to the way in which image and sound were created. For their second performance (SHIFT), this approach has been retained more or less the same. The way in which the two men work can also easily be followed and is a significant part of the performance, while the equipment is again manufactured by them. A kind of Pandora's Box, an ingenious case with a battery of lights, forms the basis of a play with interfering patterns and abstract animation.
(SHIFT) is a real live show with light images that are generated, manipulated, mixed and projected on the spot. The interaction between image and sound is twofold: the soundtrack influences the image and vice versa.