"Study for 'Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny'"
Video, No Audio
This piece is a snapshot of a simple real-time video processing system implementing feedback and chroma key features. It is a study for a larger proposed work that uses W.H. Auden's translation and Harry Smith's interpretation as a starting point for presenting Brecht and
Weil's opera in the form of found footage and video processing.
Matt Wellins was born in Long Island in 1980. His work deals with creating live situations through the design and performance of analog electronic instruments, real-time video systems, and object-based theater. He is most proud of his on-going collaboration with Sarah Halpern, his recordings with Josh Tonies under the name Dutch Masters, and his electronic archive project with Michael Johnsen at ubu.com/emr.