FuturePerfect is a New York-based interdisciplinary production company focused on the intersection of live performance, media, visual art and technology. Wayne Ashley, the former Director of Arts in Multimedia at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), founded the company in 2008.
FuturePerfect develops works through close and often long-term relationships with some of today’s most interesting artists, scientists, researchers and organizations. Through ongoing collaborations FuturePerfect generates and supports new directions in performance and visual culture through commissions, touring, consulting, residencies, presentations, and conferences.
The Danish music ensemble Between Music approached FuturePerfect Productions to help produce its newest project AquaSonic. Regarded as one of their most ambitious and interdisciplinary works yet, AquaSonic is a visual performance, art installation, and concert for liquid space. Equipped with custom made underwater instruments, four musicians and singers submerge themselves completely in their own individual water tanks, and from these seemingly claustrophobic enclosures produce the most extraordinary music and sound that is both hauntingly melodic and deeply turbulent. Over the past several years principal artists Laila Skovmand and Robert Karlsson have been working with scientists at the University of Toronto and Arrhus to develop a number of highly peculiar subaqueous instruments including an underwater organ or hydraulophone and an electromagnetic harp. They have also developed a rhythmical waterwheel-like instrument, percussion, and a special technique for singing underwater. The result will be a concert experience out of the ordinary; a deep dive into a compelling visual universe and a new world of sound. It is organic, raw, aesthetic – and deeply original
Working closely with the artists FuturePerfect is designing a multi-phase plan for completing the work. This involves locating artist-in-residencies, opportunities for presentation, potential EU funding, identifying additional artistic collaborators, scientists, commercial sponsors and co-commissioners.
The work is slated to premiere in Aarhus in 2015 and then tour. If you are interested in presenting Between Music's AquaSonic please contact email@example.com.
This is the official video documentation of
NODE13 - Forum for Digital Arts, February 2013, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany node.vvvv.org
Paoloreste Gelfo and his team of ambitious videographers followed every stage of the festival and
have taken hours of video footage, to create a documentary about NODE13. NODE is a biannual reunion of vvvv developers, users, artists and activists. It is an international platform, with talks, workshops and an exhibition. A platform to share knowledge and to meet each other- also away from keyboard.
“Shooting Thoughts” is an interactive projection where people generate a constellation of stars by sending their thoughts with a mobile device. Connected to lasers, each thought becomes a shooting star that reaches its galaxy by using all the possible paths the architecture allows. In this case, the pillars of Saint-Eustache Church are used as launch stations that carry the star to its final destination on the ceiling via the arches and vaults. Like all of us, each star finds its place at its own speed with its individual trajectory.
TURBA is a networked system consisting of 64 neural oscillators, which have been randomly linked and are subject to variables of interconnection.
Thus, any behavior generated by these oscillators is programmed explicitly: no sound, no movement, no pattern are products of a specific and previous approach, but are the result of the network structure and their connective processes. None of its components is the engine or timer for that behavior, but all act contagiously among them.
The oscillators perform, but have no plans.
But if this system receives feedback from the cadences that he generates, the work creates disturbingly similar rhythms to the movement of an organic body, carrying the workpiece to emergent behaviors of synchrony, chaos or collapses ...