Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner) is a conceptual artist, writer and musician working in London. Exploring the terrain between sound, space, image and form, Scanner has been practising sonic art since 1991. From his early controversial work using found mobile phone conversations, through to countless collaborations, installations and album productions, his restless explorations of the experimental terrain have won him international acclaim.

Scanner has performed and created works in many of the world's most prestigious spaces including SFMOMA USA, Hayward Gallery London, Pompidou Centre Paris, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Tate Modern London and The Royal Opera House London.


“Choosing work to respond to and reflect upon was not an easy task with such a wealth of richly inspiring objects in the Collection but in the end I chose works based upon their possible sound properties. This unusual approach drew me towards Fred Baier’s Star Wars Chair and Helen Maurer’s Loop. The former suggested a playful cinematic image, with a strong industrial influence, whilst Loop offered a delicate fragile image of glass and reflective surfaces - two very contrasting worlds. The final work forms a bridge between the two with recordings of leather, hair and glass.”

Star Loops