[spectre] POWEr: Electronics Absorbing into The Air.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sat Jan 22 14:21:09 CET 2011
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POWEr: Electronics Absorbing into The Air.
Ellen Pearlman writes about Alexandre Burton's and Julien Roy's
performance at Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Canada in
November 2010. “We are absorbed by the beauty of electronics absorbing
into the air,” is how Burton and Roy described their literally
electrifying, and often frightening forty-five minute audiovisual
performance of high-voltage electromagnetic disturbances.
Ellen Pearlman is currently a Ph.D student at the University of Calgary,
Canada in Computational Media and Design with a focus on Telmatics or
artistic collaborations over the Syneme high speed networks She is
Artistic Adviser to the Yuanfen Gallery, the very first gallery of new
media in Beijing, China and part of the Yuanfen Flow (TM), the first
independent, privately owned new media research institute in China.
Ellen was on the Art Panel Review Board for SIGGRAPH ASIA in Yokohama,
Japan and lectured on New Media at the Central Academy of Fine Arts
(CAFA), and the Communications and Animation University in Beijing, the
Songzhuang Art Center, and universities in Wuhan and Tianjin as well as
Columbia University and the MA Program in Digital Design at Parson
School of Design.
POWEr is a performance based on high-voltage electromagnetic
perturbations, by Alexandre Burton and Julien Roy. Using an
audio-modulated Tesla coil as a live instrument, electrical arcs are
generated and transformed in an ongoing, realtime audiovisual process.
Electricity is used as a subtle yet intense material, manifested as an
instrinsically synesthesic phenomenae.
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