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andrewcsmith on 12/09/2010 at 10:46AM
Fall 2010 Artist-in-Residence Richard Garet gives his last performance at ISSUE—also, coincidentally, the last ISSUE-sponsored performance of 2011—this Friday at 8:30 pm (FREE | RSVP). Garet is multidisciplinary in that his processes and interests often draw lines between the visual (moving image, photography, or painting) and the auditory (electronic manipulation, or unpredictable analog processes), and that he invests conceptual and technical energy in both realms to great success.
This latest work, Rupture: Material Landscape, consists of a single video channel created from treated and processed 16mm film. The film was subjected to bleaching and hand-treating, and played back changing its speed and frame rate. In a similar process, the sonic material was recorded onto cassette tapes, which were then subjected to magnetic interference, tape feedback, and erasure. Collaborator Bonnie Jones will be improvising speech while projecting subtitles generated by speech-recognition software on a layer over Garet's own projection. Throughout all of this, programmer and sound artist Wolfgang Gil will be spreading the sound around the in-house 15-channel hanging speaker system using Max/MSP and his custom-made program Roctor.
For now, enjoy this audio excerpt from Garet's first Artist-in-Residence performance back in October, from a series called Light Fields. The entire piece (Light Fields 1, 2, & 3) will be out on a DVD box set in the coming year, so check Garet's site for information as that develops. Although it will eventually be released as a fixed (and edited) work, this particular audio sample was entirely performed live, using the setup in the photo above. The photo also shows the hanging speakers that are a fixture of Friday evening's performance. Hope to see you there.