Sonification and the (re-)performance of data – an interview with Brian House

From his early and important locative media projects with the KNIFEANDFORK collective and onwards, the Brooklyn and Providence-based artist Brian House has been scrutinizing space and narrative. The body of work he's developed in subsequent years has yielded some rather savvy provocations about the data of everyday performance and the performance of everyday data; furthermore, in a moment when visualization abounds, he's exploring the outer limits of sonfication. Building on the momentum from a conversation that began at Eyeo last month, CAN posed a number of questions to Brian about his practice, yielding the following exchange.

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