Visible Bits Audible Bytes 2016
The seventh annual Visible Bits, Audible Bytes brought more stunning, genre-breaking works of audiovisual art to Phoenix.
This edition explored fusions of new and old technologies: from computer-animated tessellation patterns driven by music, hacked analogue video circuits pulsing to stuttering electronica beats, hand-painted films complementing intimate digital soundscapes, and abstract particle-systems forming ambient vision-sound worlds.
The full lineup was:
Asher Arnon – Chromatic Automatic Pilot
Mark Pilkington – Moiré
Eli Stine – Ring | Axle | Gear
Emptyset + Clayton Welham & Sam Williams – Collapse
Raven Kwok + Karmafields – Skyline
Johan Rijpma – Primary Expansion
Oerd – Sài Gòn
Inés Wickmann + Francis Dhomont – Disparitions
Jean Piché – Horizons (Fractured, Folded, Revealed)
Louise Harris – Pletten
Presented by the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University.
Image Credit: Raven Kwok, from ‘Skyline’
A selection of the works screened for this edition of Visible Bits, Audible Bytes can be viewed below.
Sykline — Raven Kwok / Karma Fields
Skyline is a code-based generative music video directed and programmed by Raven Kwok for the track Skyline (itunes.apple.com/us/album/skyline-single/id1039135793) by Karma Fields. The entire music video consists of multiple stages that are programmed and generated using Processing.
Sài Gòn — Oerd
Sài Gòn is made up of abstract impressions of Ho Chi Minh City (Sài Gòn), Vietnam. The sounds were recorded by the artist during several trips to the country between 2007 and 2014. The animations have been painted on 16mm film and then edited and coloured digitally.
Primary Expansion — Johan Rijpma
Primary coloured dots are expanding into tiny complex structures as a reaction to increasing pressure. When different colours overlap, new colours emerge that consist of two or more primary layers and therefore expand in different ways. The process continues to produce rich structures and compositions from small imperfections and the mixing of colours until the pressure gets too high.