is a solo performance of a multi sensory "musical composition"
based on a custom image and sound instrument. This "live film"
contains a narrative that revolves around the performers improvised
decisions. It is a visual representation of a complex system of
layers of control nodes manipulated by the performer. This complex
control system amplifies the performers' actions on a large projection
screen and it up to the artist to maintain an exceptional aesthetic
while controlling these many nodes. The audience sees the un-reproducable
pulsating array of light, sound, and movement.
the most basic level, the performer memorizes "modules"
that can be draw upon so that the only concern on stage is the timing
of these modules. Each of the media modules will consist of synchronized
loops of video, slide sequences, and looped audio recordings. The
modules have been precompiled to work together in their default
state. Complexity and variation of the control system begins with
the ability to control the rates of these sequenced loops, which
loop is playing, and the syncopated rhythm of the loop. Once a base
pattern is established, almost unlimited changes can be made to
how these modules interact within the system.
will be presented on a single screen with 8 tightly synchronized
slide projectors and one video projector occupying the same projection
surface. The imagery will be of high contrast geometric shapes with
rhythmic animated movement. This graphic imagery composed in such
a way as to have the slides and video interact on the screen, rather
than compete for attention. The audio is based on field recordings,
but is processed to create unrecognizable and mechanical drones
that complement the slides and video. Contact mikes and triggers
are added to the slide projectors for an extra layer of "live"
performer will present the piece from a position in front of the
audience. The control interface is visible and constructed in such
a way make the audience aware of what is being done to manipulate
the three components of the show. Various body triggers, drum pads,
and video cameras on the controls aid in the illustration of the
performers' actions. It is important that the audience understands
the layers of complexity that are adding throughout the progression
of the piece.
total performance lasts approximately 25 minutes.