The Theory of Chance
Video projection, generative visuals, original music, performance.
Carmen Menza & The AfterImage Collective
This multi-layered installation focuses on the generative transformation of visuals and light through sound. A visual world of illuminated backgrounds and objects created through both in camera shots and animation. Wide-angle lens shots and pathways of reflected light blur toward and through the camera weaving a rich landscape. The original score is a 21st century chamber piece that employs an environment of recorded and live players utilizing elements of jazz, philharmonic, soundscape, and electronic score. A strong central element of the piece will be improvisation both musically and visually. The graphic elements projected on screen utilize custom generative programming that reacts to audio input. Beyond the cinematic score and the visuals, ultimately the final layer of The Theory of Chance comes from the live performance the evening of Aurora Dallas – All Together Now. The community is invited to collaborate as a copy of the written score is released 2 weeks prior to the event at afterimagecollective.com/score and those wishing to participate the night of the performance are invited to do so. Ultimately, The Theory of Chance is a feast of visuals and sounds creating an immersive and participatory fusion between artist and community, between new technologies and classic techniques that expands the presentation of art into new dimensions.