A yearly celebration of audiovisual possibilities, ELEKTRA’s upcoming edition promises a sustained exploration of life after audio. Running in mid-May and spilling out across a number of Montréal venues, the festival will showcase ten audiovisual performances, numerous installations, and the kickoff of a new sound art biennial. We’re excited to be joining in the fun […]
Montreal, the beginning of May, a dark performance space illuminated by an otherworldly glow; this combination of factors could only mean one thing – Elektra! CAN was on hand at the 14th edition of the venerable Canadian digital arts festival to soak up the proceedings and we’ve prepared the following overview of some of the (well, our) highlights.
“Égrégore” means an energy produced by the desires of many individuals in a common goal. This is the starting point of this audiovisual performance that aims to exploit the group movement phenomenas. Complex and expressive behaviors are generated and controlled by a computer and transcribed in sound and image. A crowd of particles deploys itself, […]
“Sometimes it seems as if I were looking at myself from the outside. As if the imaginary camera eye moved away from first person view to third person view. I think it is an error in perception. Brain creates reality in itself after all and senses are only reference points for its creation. But I […]
Japan’s leading electronic composer Ryoji Ikeda focuses on the minutiae of ultrasonics, frequencies and the essential characteristics of sound itself. His work exploits sound’s physical property, its causality with human perception and mathematical dianoia as music, time and space. Using computer and digital technology, Ikeda has been developing particular “microscopic” methods for sound engineering and […]
“The Particle” is a kinetic sculpture produced at Barcelona’s visual arts workshop Hangar by software and interactive audiovisual artist Alex Posada. Packed with custom electronics and using XBee for wireless communications, the creation responds to the space around it, transforming movement into color and sound. Read more on Create Digital Motion » The Particle: Responsive, Kinetic […]