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The Power of the Spill

2019-11-05 @ 17:00 - 18:00

The Power of the Spill is an audio-visual performance that works at the intersection of digital and imaginary technologies. Using live video feedback, creative coding and movement-choreography, it agitates the visible borders of objects and bodies and questions habitual divisions between life and matter. The piece starts with a video recording and movement-choreography done on site. This footage (and its constantly changing perspectives) is live-processed using pixelation-effects similar to white noise and is projected back into the same space. As this modified image takes over the raw recording, it opens up a visual of life where edges are multiple, selves always leak, spill over, are impossible to contain. The politics of engaging with this way of seeing both realities (the tangible object and a visual, that foregrounds its vitality) means a commitment to shifting our value system and our presuppositions, foregrounding processes that we are usually missing. 

Csenge Kolozsvari is an interdisciplinary artist who has been cultivating listening and somatic practices to attune to the thresholds of experience; the fluttering transition between audible and tactile vibrations, constellations of connective tissue dances, a topology that is cross-species, to the body’s potential as a membrane for being active between thought, movement and sound. Working with the materiality of digital media (sound, video) and the performativity of mundane material and aesthetic choices (plastic foil, toys, skipping rope, elevators, aquarium, etc.) her work makes felt different modalities of life (human-, non-human bodies and molecular textures across) at the edge of our perception; the infra-perceptible occasions that are often edited out by the process of making sense of the world. A live practice of process-making and form-taking.

Rodrigo Velasco is a Mexican artist interweaving text, image, rhythm and sound through conversational poetics and live coding. Improvisation and collaborative processes are at the heart of the experience, where thought is being transformed into abstract worlds of relation. Rodrigo is a student of the Master of Design at Concordia University in the Department of Design and Computation Arts and part of the SenseLab, a laboratory for thought in motion. His explorations through workshops, non books and audiovisual performances have been shared internationally as part of /*vivo*/ 2014, Simposio Internacional de Música y Código, Libre Graphics Meeting 2018, Nuit Blanche, NOCHE EN BLANCO : LATINX (RE) MIX – Eastern Bloc + Never Apart, Electronic Literature Organization – ELO 2018, TOPO Digital Writings Laboratory, live => coding music, IMPA ˜ Rio de Janeiro and MUTEK Montréal Edition 19. 

This performance will be immediately preceded by STRUCTURE BORN OF MUSIC: PERFORMING IN THE PUBLIC-LESS CITY.

This event is presented as part of the milieuXbauhaus Festival and is free and open to the public.


17:00 - 18:00
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