The project involved creating a collaborative performance based on a video installation and art-software system I had made (Strip / Lakeshore East), dealing with subjective video-mapping of the urban area surrounding the venue. Building on Borges’ idea of a map covering the land it represents on a 1:1 scale as manifested through contemporary military-industrial mapping techniques, I created a lo-fi interpretation which involved riding my bicycle through the surrounding area. The bike was equipped with a camera whose output was broadcast in real time and immediately transformed to a video panorama resembling a fragmented, moving, “Google Streetview” like image, screened via ten projectors on the facade of the Art Center’s building. Daniel Davidovsky worked alongside me, using field recordings from the area mixed with my own live broadcast sound, as well as an amplified bicycle-instrument, to generate a kinetic soundscape for the performance. Daniel also constructed a sculptural element for this, a bicycle threaded with magnetic tape and hanging from the Art Center’s inner balcony, which connected to two reel-to-reel tapes.

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