Llull Machines is an art group. It is founded by artist Danil Gertman and musician Grundik Kasyansky. Llull Machines create audio-visual artefacts with live digital drawings/projections on an iPad app Tagtool and live electronic music.
These artefacts are neither “live animation”, nor “live drawings with the music accompaniment”, nor “visuals to accompany electronic music”. Our means of work are surprisingly similar; we both use all ten fingers.
In the manner of its operation Tagtool resembles an electronic music instrument – part synthesizer, part sampler. Everything is created in real time, no templates or preparations are used, Grundik’s setups and approaches are as painterly or sculpturally as musical. Occasionally, we collaborate with video artists or other musicians. And so, new dimension arise. We explore. We evolve daily. We are alive.
Danil Gertman primary see himself as a traditional painter, but he also works on installations, performances, animation, design, architecture and various combinations between them. In 2008 he was awarded Young artist Prize in Art and Design by Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport of Israel. Nominee of European festivals for visual effects and animation art.
Grundik Kasyansky is a London-based musician who works in experimental improvisation, live installation, audio collage, and designs sound for dance, theatre and film. He wrote poetry before switching to electronic music and it deeply influenced his current practice. He is a founding member of the pioneering Israeli experimental electronic duo Grundik and Slava.