It is a speculative inquiry into the abstract inner-workings of an algorithmic entity whose behaviour is presented in the sensory world through a live “audiovisualisation”, generating both sound and moving image in real-time without either following the other as in most VJ practice and sound visualisations. Furthermore, no pre-recorded audio samples, conventional synthesis methods, and pre-rendered movies and textures are used.
A performance consists of an improvised duet/duel between a human and a machine, where the performer attempts to understand and control the emergent system.
Performances include: Live Cinema Festival, Rome; WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw; White Night 2014, Skopje; backupup_festival, Weimar; Papay Gyro Nights, Hong Kong, and Orkney; PureGold Launch, Southbank Centre, London.
Screenings include: DOTMOV Festival, Japan; FILE, São Paulo.
Excerpts from live performance: https://vimeo.com/132419728
Excerpts from audio and video recording: https://vimeo.com/103884241
A cinema-like space with no natural light.
HD projector, large screen and suitable cable.
Stereo PA, preferably with subwoofer, 2 XLR cables.
If quad audio is possible, then would require 2 unbalanced jack cables (and 2 DI boxes if possible).
Audio monitors if necessary.
Small table and chair for performer, to be placed so that the screen can be seen by the performer, but not between the screen and the audience.