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Visible Bits Audible Bytes 2017

3 Mar 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.

189D0 / Sweat — Raven Kwok / Karma Fields

Embedding 2D geometric intersection solving into leaf nodes of a quad-tree structure, System 189D0 is programmed using Processing, and produces the visual for Karma Fields‘s track Sweat.

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.


SimulacreLine 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.