Luka Ivanovic aka Lukatoyboy is a sound artist and a musician, born in Belgrade and currently based in Berlin and Budapest.
Focused on the relation of chances and structures, he creates participatory works with suggested rules, questioning exclusivity and authority of an artist.
His practice is based on performances dealing with networks, sound and narrative, using walkie talkies and site specific topics, and he is currently researching alternative methods of staged listening, using architecture, object related found sounds and distance as tools for discovery.
He edits Blind Tapes record label and co-runs MultiMadeira residency.
As a musician, he is active in the electro-acoustic improv scene, also playing techno on a Game Boy and ever-changing, mostly analogue setups.
His live and improvised collaborations name Peter Evans, Sainkho Namtchylak, Svetlana Spajic, Mia Zabelka, Milana Zaric, Franz Hautzinger, Eric Thielemans, Jonas Kocher, Laurent Bruttin, Martin Brandlmayr, Johannes Frisch, Georg Wissel, Erhard Hirt, Rinus van Alebeek, Wo0, Branko Dzinovic, Balazs Pandi, and Irena Tomazin, among others.
He was recognized with an award for sound design for the theatre play Bartleby (2011, Mini Teater, Slovenia), and worked with directors Milos Lolic and Sanja Mitrovic in theatres in Belgrade, Vienna, Munich, Ljubljana, Brussels and Utrecht.
Lukatoyboy is a recipient of the “Ubiquitous Art and Sound” Open Call for works, awarded by Deutschlandradio Kultur/Klangkunst, Goethe-Institut, ICAS – International Cities for Advanced Sound, ECAS – European Cities for Advanced Sound, and CTM Festival, which sought unusual ideas for pairing the specific artistic possibilities of radio with the potentials of live performance or installation in 2013, culminating in the performance series “Walk That Sound”.
As an educator, he led numerous workshops for kids, dealing with topics of improvisation, sound art and performative narrative in most of the European countries and several states of the USA.
He was an artist in residence at STEIM (Amsterdam), Pedra Sina (Funchal), Semibreve (Braga), Titanik Gallery, (Turku) and Hai Art (Hailuoto).