Visible Bits, Audible Bytes: VBAB 2023

Sat 29 Apr | 8pm – 10.30pm screening, plus workshops and events throughout the day | FREE
Visible Bits, Audible Bytes returns to Phoenix, celebrating the unification of sound and moving image with innovative work by artists and composers from around the world.

Visible Bits, Audible Bytes (VBAB) returns to Phoenix, celebrating the unification of sound and moving image. See how artists and composers from around the world are using new technologies to animate imaginative audio-visual worlds and explore new relationships between the eye and the ear.

For the first time, there’ll be an afternoon of drop-in activities leading up to the screening in the evening.

Microbit workshop: Light and Sound for Artists
1.30pm – 3.30 pm
Free, booking advised

Sean Clark, artist at Interact Digital Arts, will show you how to use the BBC Micro:bit circuit to interweave patterns of sound and light. Open to all.

Joseph Hyde Talk: Hybrid Technologies for Performing Sound and Image
3.45pm – 4.45 pm
Free, no booking required

Joseph Hyde is a pioneering British audiovisual artist whose work spans electronic music, video art, installations and dance collaborations. In this talk he’ll discuss his unique approach to performing music and visuals live. Open to all.

Visible Bits, Audible Bytes Screening + Jo Hyde Performance
8pm – 10.30pm (Screen 1)
Free, no booking required

The Visible Bits, Audible Bytes screening will bring an international selection of outstanding audiovisual artworks to Phoenix, supported by its superb digital projection and surround-sound systems. Whether profound, humorous, disorienting, calming or hyperactive, abstract or figurative, these works encourage us to see and hear (or see-hear) in new ways.

The screening will be followed by a live audiovisual performance of Signal to Noise by Joseph Hyde.

– Myriam Boucher (Canada), Recommencements
– Marinos Giannoukakis (Greece), Two Monks
– John Gibson (USA), Edgewater
– Sebastiano Gualtieri (Italy), selection of short films
– Jérémie Martineau (Canada), Distractions, Horizons
– João Pedro Oliveira (Portugal/USA), Coalescence
– Pauline Patie (France/Canada), Lkioe
– Joseph Sims & Katie Finn (Canada), e (mi)

Visible Bits, Audible Bytes is curated by Bret Battey, Professor of Audiovisual Composition at De Montfort University’s Institute for Sonic Creativity, in collaboration with Phoenix.