-What are you trying to portray in your latest piece with Kuedo?
The visual project with Kuedo is first and foremost about capturing the experience of Kuedo's music and translating this into physical space; creating a new world for the audience and him to share for the length of his set. In doing this the idea was never to create a literal translation, or beat-driven visual experience. Rather it was about a complete immersion in the music and a non-intrusive, organic synchronicity with the sounds during the live performance. Although it is just projection, the audience should feel physically, emotionally transported.
Crucial was that the experience of this realm was fluid, seamless and consistent. Although we travel through different spaces and encounter strange beings along the way, once we enter this realm we're fully immersed, without break, until the conclusion. This is not a series of video clips, it is a world we step into. For me this is critical; anything less and the audience starts to feel aware of the screen and the process of 'watching'.
I suppose there's an element of futurism in both the visual and the sound component, but not in such an obvious way. I think it has more to do with exploring unknown worlds, which can be internal, psychological spaces.
The addictive tension between the cool, synthetic parts of Kuedo's music and the yearnful human element is something I deliberately reflected in the production of this show. Despite looking very digital it's almost entirely created (and animated) by hand using analogue materials; light, originally produced film slides, butter, lenses. I'm really happy with the rather indescribable quality this has given the visuals. It's unsettling in way; simultaneously hyper-digital and nostalgic.
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