Neng performs two contrasting works, "Electronic 4 Food (A Good Hair Piece)" and "VC."
Vidicians Benton Bainbridge and Nancy Meli Walker focus small cameras on a wide variety of found objects (human hair, puffballs, chains of metallic and organic materials, slinkys, bugs, etc.) and incorporate the oscilloscope patterns of waveforms from Brian Moran's analog synthesizers and sampled sound. In their post-performance interview, Walker describes her early stain-glass and cast glass sculptures using broadcast TV as a light source. Bainbridge speaks of his efforts to "accelerate the loop from inspiration to creation." Moran describes how his early punk performances led to his current electronic improvisations and how the group relates its non-narrative textures to classical visual art.
The intermedia band Nneng creates live audio and video improvisations of spectacular beauty and intensity. The trio first met in the summer of 1997 at Manhattan's Bar XVI, and the improvising group grew from their initial jams.
Aired on rTV: 2000
Performance: May 5, 2000
Produced by Jim Staley
Directed by Matt Mehlan