My video composition for the NEXT WAVE – Time Lapse program to be displayed in Federation Square is almost complete. I am just making adjustments to the final composition before setting it to make the final render.
Here are some stills taken directly from the final composition ‘Subtle Disparity’. (I will post some small video clips tomorrow)
Development of my Time Lapse work is moving along quite quickly now. Subtle Disparity is really taking shape now with the inter-fed AV channels really developing one and other through the Audio/Visual Feedback Loop I have created. Here is a diagram of how it works:
>> ‘Light Sensor’ reads the varying light level in the ‘Image’ from Federation Square
>> The ‘Audio’ from Fed. Square is manipulated according to the reading from the ‘Light Sensor’
>> The ‘Audio’ creates an ‘Audio Wave Form’
>> Audio Frequencies within the ‘Audio Wave Form’ are interpreted and processed into data that varies depending on the level of specific frequencies.
>> The ‘Audio Wave Form’ data then manipulates charateristics of the ‘Image’.
Wow I think it must have been years since I’ve posted on my blog twice in two days. Anyway I would say the reason is I’m pretty into some of the new configuring and setups I’m working at the moment for my live solo a/v works, I’m also using this methodology in the studio which is where I think the advancements are being made.
I have been battened down in the studio working ferociously on my next piece of work, ‘Subtle Disparity’.
This work continues on from past areas of interest, that being peripheral space of various forms, shapes, sizes and natures. Below is a collection of short clips that represent an interesting processing formula I have developed where I have disbanded conscious video editing by myself to a level of merely choosing the ‘manipulation type’. From there I have set about writing a program that leads certain frequencies within audio derived from Federation Square (Melbourne) to choose the level of manipulation and layering the moving image (also from Federation Square) takes. The unique attribute of this work is not the frequency manipulation of the image, but the fact that I have used sensors to take light readings from the imagery, using these readings (parameters) to then re-manipulate the audio, creating an audio/visual feedback loop. The results are somewhat uncontrollable.
Next Wave Time Lapse, is an arresting program of new screen-based work by young and emerging artists for Federation Square’s Big Screen and surrounding multimedia sites. Starting June 2009, Next Wave will present new work by twelve of Australia’s most exciting young video and new media artists.
Next Wave Time Lapse will occupy one of Melbourne’s most visible and visited public sites, Federation Square, investigating the potential of screen-based art in public space, and building new audiences for this work.
So I’ve been neglecting this blog a little lately, but that’s not a bad thing. The reason I’ve not been around is a whole bunch of stuff is happening. All of which I will share on here at a more appropriate time.
It’s May already 1/3 of the year down and I feel like it’s not a day past new years. Currently in Perth having been on tour since April 2nd with 12 days in Japan, 3 back in Brisbane and then straight on the TRIAD improv Australian tour.
Currently busy a busy schedule of work for a major work in Brisbane that will drop June 20th— running till June 27th and also preparing for an epic UK/EU tour in July, August, plans beyond that are also being locked down but cannot be confirmed just yet.
• Tonight May 5th – TURA New Music Performance, Perth.
• May 9th – Performing with TRIAD + Secret Birds, Step Inn, Brisbane.
• June 20th – Left of Left opens, Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts
• June 27th – Closing night performance of Left of Left
• July 1st – My new video work commences, Federation Square Big Screen as part of Next Waves, Time Lapse program.
• June/July/August – Various solos + AXXONN shows in Brisbane/UK/EU
• + a bunch of stuff TBA shortly…
Last night was the last show of my Japan tour. A number of the shows were with my good friend and fellow sonic explorer Tim Olive (formally of Canada, now based in Osaka). It was a little sad to say farewell to Tim last night after the show but I have no doubts we will play again soon…