• 30/08/2023
portrait of L'Aubaine

L’Aubaine (Laurie Bender) from Geneva, Switzerland, based in London. She started performing live visuals in while studying a master in Digital Arts in Barcelona. For over 10 years, she’s been exploring live visuals interconnected to music and sound, projections into the spacial dimension, as well as different narrative forms.

Her live visuals / VJ sets and live mapping sets brings you on a seamless visual journey, creating composition live like a painter on her canvas. She crafted her unique style over the years, mixing self-produced content, using analogue and digital techniques, hand-drawn animations, 2D and 3D animations and motion graphics, footages. She also adds video synths to her set.

In her AV performances or more narrative projects, she expresses socio/politics/psychological concerns.

She loves projecting out of the simple rectangular screen with multi-screens, projection mapping, immersive environments, fulldome projections and 360°/ VR.

L’Aubaine was one of the 3 visual artists featuring in Resident Advisor (RA), Art + Sound published in Oct 2021. having to create an audiovisual piece, with interviews and showcasing her work flow and inspiration.

She was also one of the 4 visual artists to participate to Prada Extends, event curated by Richie Hawtin at the Tate, London in Nov 2021.

She collaborated with Kate Simko and London Electronic Orchestra, for an all women event at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2018.

Laurie has been doing live visuals in many types of places and set ups, from intimate, under- ground venues, clubs, art festivals to big stages in music festival in UK and continental Europe, such as, resident a E1 (club, London), Glastonbury Festival, Boomtown, was resident at LeZoo, Geneva (electronic music venue), Art Vision VJ contest (Moscow), Junction 2 Launch Day (Lon- don), Splice festival (London), Genius Loci Weimar (DE), Shambala festival, Visual Brasil (Barce- lona), and more.

She also been VJing for bigger shows, using provided content, such Partiboi69 (Printworks, 2022), Or:la (Sonar Festival, 2022).

She did live visuals alongside of the dj sets of OK Williams, Alexis, Âme b2b Røhåd, Amelie Lens, Egyptian Lover, Forest Drive West, Pearson Sound, Kettama, Altern8. Claro Intelecto, Antigone. SHXCXCHCXSH, and many more.

She collaborates regularly with producers, musicians, DJs and record labels, for live visuals, mu- sic videos and graphic/motion design.

With the covid pandemic, she’s been participating to online events, and preparing visuals for music streaming events such as UKF, Lost Horizon festival, Eclipselunar, University of Tropical Sounds.

L’Aubaine was part of VJ London organisation team, from 2015 till 2019, where she organised many of the monthly Meet-up & Showcase. With VJLondon they also organised bigger events (AV Depot, London Is Dead) with interactive installations, AV performances with artists based in the London area and international.


Lille VJ Fest
Fragments – AV performance
w/ dj set of Sybil
Cinema l’Univers, Lille – 17 Dec 2022

Festival Visual Brasil
Live visual set alongside dj set of Cherman
Barcelona – 30 Sept 2022

Boomtown – 2022
Live visuals + mapping alongside dj set Chaos in the CBD, Metropolis stage
and VJing at Origin stage

Glastonbury 2022
Live visuals + mapping – Multiprojection, one main screen + 8 verticals screens
alongside Goldie, Saoirse, Ali is Me b2b Ed Rockstar
Gas Tower / Shangri-la — glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

Prada Extends
curated by Richie Hawtin
Live visuals alongside dj set of OK Williams
Tate Modern, London – 25 Nov 2021

Shambala festival 2019/2017/2016/2015/2013
Fulldome live visuals in Chromatouch dome
alongside Mr Switch and ADJ, Diarmo, Mix MasterMorris, and more
Live visuals on main stage and at Datamine

Junction 2 Launch Day
Live visuals + mapping
Using some bespoke content by Immersive.me and my content
alongside dj sets of Fort Romeau, Âme b2b Røhåd and Amelie Lens
Tobacco Dock, London – 29 Dec 2018

Fantoche, animation festival
Live visuals alongside SCOTU
Royal Fish – Baden/CH – 8 Sept 2018

Townlands Carnival
Live visuals and mapping on main stage and tent stage
alongside dj sets Kettama, Altern8, and more
Cork/Ireland, July 2018 – townlandscarnival.com

Splice Festival
Live AV, collaboration with Orka
Rich Mix, London, 11 May 2018 / splicefestival.com

Women and the Hall
Collaboration with Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra + special guests
Royal Albert Hall. London – 6 March 2018

Residency at Le Zoo – l’Usine / Geneva – 2016 to 2020
Live visuals, mapping and multi-projections on varied screen shapes

ZOO x Egyptian Lover – 28 Feb 2020
LIve visuals alongside Egyptian Lover and more

Resonance – 10 March 2018
Live visuals alongside Claro Intelecto, Volruptus, Opuswerk, Weith

Electron festival – 3 May 2017
Live visuals for the Whities (now AD93) showcase alongside dj sets of Tasker, Forest Drive West,
Pearson Sound, NVST

Mission Rave – 2 Dec 2017
Live visuals alongside Strb, SHXCXCHCXSH, Bonnie

15 years of Critical Sounds – 9 June 2017
Live visuals alongside Driftwood and Ivy Lab

Bobby Tank Oxygen (Anthologie), EP Launch
label: Not Like That
Live visuals alongside live of Bobby Tank
Immersive projection on 4 walls
G05 / London – 2 Feb 2017

Blissfield festival = 2016/2015/2014/2013
Live AV collab with Diarmo and live visuals
Hampshire/UK – www.blissfields.co.uk/

Serum Light Festival
A Brighter Perspective – architectural mapping
Slovakia – 30 -31 Sept 2022

Weimar Loci Lab
Live mapping on Bauhaus museum
Weimar / Germany – 7-13 August 2017