An incredible collaboration
Tree Of Codes is the result of a major collaboration between choreographer Wayne McGregor, musician Jamie xx and the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. Founder of his own company at the tender age of 22 and resident dancer at the London Royal Ballet since 2006, Wayne McGregor invited Jamie xx to write the score for his ballet. The dandy of the trio The xx, with his very British Elvis quiff, agreed. It was a new challenge for the man who started his career doing remixes, released his first album Solo In Colour in 2015, and then collaborated with Romain Gavras on the music video for Gosh (2016). Jamie xx then worked closely with the visual artist Olafur Eliasson on the scenography of Tree Of Codes. This hotshot of the contemporary art world produces immersive pieces and interrogates art and its relationship with the “reality of the world”. As the architect responsible for the Vuitton Foundation building, in 2016 he was invited by the Chateau de Versailles to decorate their outbuildings and gardens with his installations. McGregor, Elisasson, Jamie xx, three superstars in their own domains who together have made Tree of Codes a particularly exciting project.