Endphase 18 was first presented in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), as part of the Sinkro Festival 2011 (2–12 March 2011).
Alberto C. Bernal and João Pais performing live in Vitoria-Gasteiz, with Enrique Tomás (smartphone) walking in Linz. 2-channel diffusion with live video. The two cities were linked via a 3G network. Dur. 35:46.
This Endphase performance takes as a point of departure the idea of interaction pushed to the extreme: two of the group’s members performing live in Vitoria (Spain) receive data from the third as he strolls through Linz, Austria. The data — his GPS position, readings of the ambient light and sound levels, short texts about his environment — is transmitted in real time and used as variables which transform and modulate sonic and visual aspects of the live performance in Vitoria.
The video projection, also developed live, is based on images captured in real time from the locations the Linz-based performer passes through. It serves as a suggestive base (to the audience as well as the Vitoria-based performers) upon which the audio-visual discourse between the two cities is built. The sound material is a combination of pre-recorded sounds from Vitoria and places the performer passes through in Linz, and other less specific sounds.
Endphase 18 has since been presented at the 2011 Pd Convention (18-2, Weimar–Madrid, August 2011) and at the Festival InterAcciona (18-3 “Nocturno”, San Luis Potosí–Berlin–Linz, January 2012).
Endphase 18-4 will be presented at the upcoming 2nd Pd mini-Con in Dublin (11–12 May 2012).
Endphase 18-1 — Mixed Cities (Vitoria–Linz)
Endphase 18-2 — Mixed Cities (Weimar–Madrid)
Endphase 18-3 — Mixed Cities “Nocturno” (San Luis Potosí–Berlin–Linz)
Endphase 18-4 — Mixed Cities (Dublin–Madrid–Linz)
[last update: 25 March 2012]