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Postmodularism

  • AV Performance
  • Generative
  • Experimental Electronics
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Postmodularism
Deleuze & Guattari, in their classic book of postmodernist philosophy, Mille Plateaux, talk about there being states of being in which there are smooth and striated space, that is, the differences between such concepts as the fresh and the developed; open country and built-up landscape; felted and woven (or quilted) fabric.

These contrasts exist only in mixture however, like the yin-yang there is always a part of one in the other. Gardens in cities, peaceful moments in wartime, one in the many.
This audiovisual performance tries to use such contrasts as: analogue in the digital, field recordings with the generative modular sounds, random sequences of notes vs the composed.

The wind sounds are recorded at UK stone circles, the Neolithic beginnings of civilisation: (striated) protoarchitecture in (smooth) rural space. They are processed to be mixed with other audio elements and performed in quiet pockets of urban locations, brutalist structures (car parks, libraries, ring-roads etc), theatres and clubs. Visuals use quilting patterns to display generative modular video patterns in varying ways.

Duration (minutes)

45

What is needed

4 UK sockets,
table 2m x 1m
Stereo amplification
HD video projection or screen

What the artists brings

Modular palette case & groovebox - 2x 6.35mm jack output
Modular video skiff - hdmi out

  • AV Performance
  • Generative
  • Experimental Electronics

Authors

Chromatouch
Chromatouch

United Kingdom Birmingham

Events

Fotonica 2021
Fotonica 2021
Friday, 19 November 2021