Visible Bits, Audible Bytes

Visible Bits, Audible Bytes 2015

22 Apr 2015

Visible Bits, Audible Bytes 2015 brought another set of stunning, genre-blending works by audiovisual artists from around the world to Phoenix.

The 2015 edition invited the audience to see and hear artworks that redefine the potential of sound and image in the 21st century, alongside groundbreaking explorations from the not-so-distant past. Curated and presented in partnership with De Montfort University’s Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre.

The 2015 lineup was:

Arístides García (Germany) – Hexagrama
Clive Walley (UK) – Divertimenti
Henry Chomette (France) & Todor Todoroff (Belgium) – Jeux des Reflets et de la Vitesse
Jaroslaw Kapuscinski (USA) – United
Raven Kwok (China) – 1194D
Bonnie Mitchell & Elainie Lillios (USA) – Sweeping Memories
Mark Cheung (Singapore) – i!
Max Hattler (Hong Kong) & Eduardo Noya Schreus (Canada) – X
Francesc Marti (Spain) – Speech 2
Linda Antas (USA) – All That Glitters and Goes Bump in the Night

A selection of the works screened for this edition of Visible Bits, Audible Bytes can be viewed below.

HexagramaArístides García

Hexagrama is an audiovisual sequencer that generates sounds depending on different graphical patterns, exploring the geometrical properties of sacred geometry.

UnitedJaroslaw Kapuscinski

United invites the audience to gaze at the intricate happenstance coordination of movements in the world, in this case the view out a window of Narita Airport in Tokyo on September. A multichannel score heightens the viewers’ perceptions of this everyday world, setting the passing moments into a kind of timeless frame. The music was composed from special recordings of individual musicians in the gagaku ensemble Reigakusha, which were made especially for the artwork. Note: for the web 8 channel sound was mixed down to stereo

1194DRaven Kwok

1194D is part of the “Algorithmic Creature” series based on recursive triangle subdivision. The idea and complexity of the work started to go beyond the initial expectation after experimentation with multiple “creatures” co-existing within the environment.

XMax Hattler& Eduardo Noya Schreus

The unknown X becomes a whole symphony of shapes… In a universe where everything is by itself yet can intersect with each other, cross-action seems the best way to solve an unknown equation.