Visible Bits, Audible Bytes – curated by Bret Battey from De Montfort University’s Music, Technology and Innovation Centre – shows how artists and musicians from around the world are using new technologies to animate imaginative audiovisual worlds. Going beyond the bounds of traditional narrative, abstract flows of image and sound invite wonder and contemplation.
With the support of the EU Interfaces project, Visible Bits, Audible Bytes has commissioned award-winning Montréal video artist and composer Myriam Boucher to premiere a new audiovisual composition and installation artwork at Phoenix as part of the screening. On Sat 1 Jun, Myriam will also be presenting a workshop on VJ-ing – the performance of live visuals for music.
In addition to Myriam Boucher’s new work, there will be works from Richard Devine (USA) + Numbercult (UK), Kynd + Yaporigami & Sawako (Japan), Oli Carman + Mark Pilkington (UK), Jing Wang (China/USA) and Harvey Goldman (USA), João Pedro Oliveira (Portugal), Morgan Beringer (UK), Fernando Alexis (Canada), Max Cooper (UK) + Maxime Causeret (France) & Raven Kwok (China), and David Arango-Valencia (Columbia/Canada)
This event is part of Interfaces, a Creative Europe project which aims to inspire more people of all ages and demographics to experience contemporary music and sound art and learn to incorporate the European musical legacy in newly found idioms and contexts. De Montfort University’s Institute of Sonic Creativity is a partner, along with nine other European institutions.
Image: Still from Myriam Boucher’s Empty Spaces