AUDIO VISUAL VENUE | Vol 2: ExsotericTweak
The global landscape of digital creation processes is shifting thanks to the flourishing and increasing diversity of workflows, pipelines and open source projects.
Right now, digital artists are in an unprecedented time where tweaking the input and output from existing nodes can generate completely new visuals and concepts from currently-existing technology. Originality is becoming an even larger, more essential component of creativity and the relationship between exoteric or esoteric tweaking inside of these processes can inspire arguments regarding authenticity from some creators and critics. Some may remain optimistic and supportive of this approach, but regardless of whether one is for or against the concept, we shouldn’t be afraid to take a deeper look at the latest wave in this ongoing movement revolving around new mutations within existing landscapes.
Featuring new works from artists Song.Yunling(Tracy), Cao.Yuxi(James) and Raven.kwok, AudioVisualVenue's goal is to redefine the relationships between audiences and content within the traditional theater environment. To further this new type of immersive audience experience, AudioVisualVenue is proud to present each artist's work in both the Media Center's theater and one-of-a-kind Digital Media Arts Gallery.
From 7:30-8:30 PM in the theater, Yuxi.Cao(James) will demo his work that combines real-time audio interaction with a timeline-based narrative. His goal is to break from the traditional pre-rendered frames and transition to a more flexible and unique creation with the introduction of real-time content creation. With this integration in mind, the demo will show how to reduce the risks encountered when creating work in real-time while simultaneously opening up new creative possibilities for each performance.
The demonstration will be followed by a Q&A with the artists moderated by Benton C. Bainbridge, a media artist whose work has been shown across 5 continents, and has also collaborated with artists including Beastie Boys, Kaki King, Pauline Oliveros, Abigail Child, Nick Didkovsky, Bobby Previte, Jin Hi Kim, and many more.
Redark by Song.Yunling(Tracy)
Redark is an audio-visual live performance. All of the visuals are original and generated by uniquely programmed software. It is a real-time project based on Syphon and COGE software and uses sound frequency as the primary way to affect the visuals. This technology transforms our relationship to sound and images and allows us to confront an audience with an all-new experience. As a real-time composition, Redark can really make the audience a part of the performance.
MACROCOSM By Cao.Yuxi(James)
Macrocosm is a live sound visualization project by Cao.Yuxi(James) that has evolved from the artist’s own perception of the aesthetic displacement of polygons and flickering layers. The concept behind the piece is the development a constantly-evolving polygonal sphere that moves from a simple object to a complex organic creature using data context correlated to social and neutral resources. An audio visual performance piece, Macrocosm uses sound frequency data to disrupt and recreate objects through a custom live performance pipeline containing live sound detective masks generator made from open source tool processing, Vezér, a timeline trigger tool, the unity3D game engine to enhance the graphic rendering, as well as integrated models created in Cinema4D and real-time sound analysis from VDMX. Protocol between these nodes is maintained with Syphon.
Build The Cities by Raven.kwok
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