This interview, conducted and recorded by KBC, is the Julien Bayle's artist talk spoken in Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, 27th October 2017, for ACT Festival 2017.
Official FRGMENTS page: julienbayle.net/frgments
He talks about his FRGMENTS art piece following 3 questions:
- Can you present FRGMENTS, your new audiovisual generative piece ?
- Can you describe how FRGMENTS is generative ?
- What do you think about the future of digital art ?
FRGMENTS is both an audiovisual live performance and an autonomous installation showing the permanent disruption of a continuous sound & visual flow.
FRGMENTS is a real-time programmed system that displays pre-shooted video footage and then, assemble them again, sort them, cut them time-wise (scrambled playing order, unexpected time loops) and space-wise (fragmentation of the video matrix itself, unexpected collage of part of videos). It runs a specific generative narration which plays following different contexts, being able to be completely autonomous (installation version) and also controlled (live performance version). It spreads and generates sound, some parts that have been partially written using a specific set of rules and algorithms, playing with metric, bars, time and loop concepts.