Flashing Forward at ELEKTRA 16

The sixteenth edition of Montréal’s ELEKTRA festival took place from May 13th-17th and delivered a range of audiovisual performances and installations addressing the notion of ‘post-audio’ or perception beyond sound—CAN was on hand to have our retinas singed and eardrums buzzed by the ‘POST-AUDIO’-themed programming.

ELEKTRA 16 / POST-AUDIO

[dark_box]The 16th edition of the ELEKTRA international digital art festival takes place May 13–17th in Montreal. With this year’s theme POST-AUDIO and the coinciding inaugural edition of BIAS (the International Sound Art Biennial), ELEKTRA examines the influence of sound on our psyche and explores phenomena of listening.[/dark_box] A yearly celebration of audiovisual possibilities, ELEKTRA’s upcoming…

Superposition—5.84 Quintillion Facets of the Digital Sublime

This past Saturday Ryoji Ikeda presented the North American premiere of superposition to a crowd of several hundred at the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal (MAC). As would be expected, the sixty-five minute multiscreen performance played out as kind of a data aesthetics megamix that flashed through a series of precisely choreographed abstract visual vignettes that grappled with the digital sublime and pondered the agnosticism of network culture.