Visible Bits Audible Bytes 2017
The eighth annual Visible Bits, Audible Bytes brought together another set of stunning, genre-breaking audiovisual works to Phoenix. Fusing old and new technologies, the pieces – curated by Bret Battey at De Montfort University’s Music, Technology and Innovation Centre – redefine the potentials of audiovisual art in the 21st century.
The full lineup was: Simulacre (2016) by Line Katcho [Canada]; Kaze no Yume (2011-12) by Bob Coburn [USA] and Interstitial Traces (2013) by Bob Coburn & Celia Eid [Brazil/France]; Estuaries 1 & 2 (2016-17) by Bret Battey [USA/UK]; Vehicles (2015) by Matthew Schoen [Canada]; Epithymetikòn (2014) by Diego Capoccitti [Italy]; Cités (2015) by Miriam Boucher [Canada] and Sweat (2016) Raven Kwok/Karma Fields [China/USA].
A selection of the works screened for this edition of Visible Bits, Audible Bytes can be viewed below.
Estuaries 1 — Bret Battey
Created using a new animation technique based on visualising routines mathematicians use to find solutions to complex, multi-variable problems, Estuaries 1 evokes an ‘unstable stasis’ through use of image and music processes that cannot be fully controlled.
Vehicles — Matthew Schoen
In Vehicles – loosely inspired from the essay ‘Vehicles’ written by Italian-Austrian cyberneticist Valentino Braitenberg – an imagined structure is revealed from its smallest components to the larger and more complex entities they compose.
Simulacre — Line Katcho
Exploring a tight and precise synchronization between image and sound, Simulacre is an audiovisual work in which complex visual structures counterpoint uncluttered musical arrangements.