Excerpts from a live performance at WRO 2015 Test Exposure: 16th Media Art Biennale, Wrocław.
Construction in Kneading is a live generative audiovisual work. It can be performed live using multiple channels of video and audio, surrounding the audience in sound and moving image. It explores a virtual life form based on the Mandelbox, an n-dimensional fractal inspired by the Mandelbrot set. Its recursion formula resembles the actions of kneading dough in bread making, similar to the baker’s map. It is a speculative inquiry into the abstract inner-workings of an algorithmic entity whose behaviour is presented in the sensory world through a live “audiovisualisation”, generating both sound and moving image in real-time without either following the other as in most VJ practice and sound visualisations. Furthermore, no pre-recorded audio samples, conventional synthesis methods, and pre-rendered movies and textures are used. A performance consists of an improvised duet/duel between a human and a machine, where the performer attempts to understand and control the emergent system.
Performances include: Live Cinema Festival, Rome; WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw; White Night 2014, Skopje; backupup_festival, Weimar; Papay Gyro Nights, Hong Kong and Orkney; PureGold Launch, Southbank Centre, London; Seeing Sound, Bath; ACC Creation, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju.
Screenings include: DOTMOV Festival, Japan; FILE, São Paulo.