During a dreary weekend in the summer, there was another Epix exhibition, this time on another location. The theme was Transitional Invasion.
Unfortunately, the work I had planned, an interactive surround sound installation, was DOA. As a stop gap work, I presented a computer/video work instead, the one I had already shown during Nachtkerk #8 (see some posts below).
As promised (in april) some footage from the Anything But Paint exhibition.
My installation, called Sigil 1.0, was an interactive computer piece.
Sigil is a procedural piece:
For every word in a sentence, which will remain secret, an image was found on Google;
Every image was then treated to reduce it to its graphical essence;
These images were then placed in a 3D space which responded to the viewer’s presence and activity.
I set up a video installation for the last proper Nachtkerk event, april 4th 2011. Never got around to post the video until now.
The installation is based on some of the videos I made for crib.sheet except they respond to the music the DJs played. It ran for 6 hours straight in a noisy and damp environment and was stable as a rock.
On friday 11 february I played a set at Bosch Acousmatic. Apart from the usual tape stuff, I ran my set through a pd patch on my netbook. This went very well.
The evening was opened by The Acoustic Electric Chamber Orchestra. TAECO are Steven Vinkenoog and Frank Baijer who play guitars, balalaikas and toy microphones. The room and silence play a large part in their music. The set they played last friday was truly mesmerizing.
My set included more synthetic tones. I started with a drone which returned later in my set. I also used unprocessed field recordings to contrast the processed noisiness.
My usual rollercoaster of feedback loops was completed with a Pure Data patch. Pure Data, Pd for short, is Max/MSP’s half sibling and is an impressive piece of Free software. My patch isn’t very impressive but worked very well and the bits and pieces it was built from are available for download here.
Unfortunately, I forgot to switch on my Zoom H2, so no recordings. NOOOOOOO