My media art collaboration with Barbara Held, Pausa, remains on view at Kiehle Gallery through Monday, April 10, 2017. Curated by Godfre Leung, the artwork includes 4-channel generative sound by Held and 3 of my video paintings. The moving picture artworks were made live, in New York City and Minnesota, including a performance in Kiehle Gallery for the exhibition opening.
The exhibition also includes unique art objects used to make the sound and image: the Binary Pattern Generator, and Lisa Joy (W) – a modified Vectrex and custom modular synthesizer which together make electronic light drawings.
Pausa pairs acoustic and electronic sound with realtime image processing. A unique Binary Pattern Generator creates simple rhythms that are interpreted by an A/V synthesis system, generating variations in the timbre of a live flute performance and molding abstract forms into moving paintings. Held and I co-designed the system, with custom audio software by Josep Aymi and Binary Pattern Generator by Brendan Byrne.