Derek Holzer – VECTOR SYNTHESIS | VEKTORSKA SINTEZA

Published on June 13th, 2017

V petek, 16. junija 2017 ob 21.00 v Cirkulaciji 2 | Tobačna Ljubljana vabljeni na medio-arheološki  zvočno-vizualni dogodek z zvoki in krivuljami!

Derek Holzer – VECTOR SYNTHESIS | VEKTORSKA SINTEZA
audiovizualni performens; pogled v zvočno modulacijo svetlobe…

Projekt Vektorska sinteza temelji na audiovizualizaciji s pomočjo analogne sinteze na podlagi principov vektorske grafike, pri tem pa je pomemben neposreden soodnos me zvokom in podobo. Reference vleče in zgodovinskih del umetnikov, med katerimi so Mary Ellen Bute, John Whitney, Nam June Paik, Ben Laposky, in Steina & Woody Vasulka.

Projekt je kreativna uporaba že skoraj pozabljenih tehnologij. Zvok in grafiko poganja analogni sintetizator, ki vpliva na vertikalne in horizontalne premika žarka in sestavlja kompleksne oblike z neskončno resolucijo, kar omogoči hipnotičen pogled na zvok. Derek omenja tudi pomembnost razlikovanja med zvokom kot fenomenom in zvokom kot simbolom. Fenomen trese, medtem ko simbol zgolj ponazarja. Obeta se torej bazični pristop k dvema fenomenoma – zvoku in grafiki!

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Medijska arheologija se v tem primeru odločno dotakne hipnosti reakcije  elektronskega ali laserskega žarka v nasprotju z zaporedjem slik (ali poslik), kot nam je to domače pri sodobnih grafičnih animacijah. Analogno vlečena krivulja žarka tudi nima nobenih omejitev, kot je resolucija, ampak je gladka / zvezna. Sinhronost zvoka in podobe je pri takšnem pristopu  velika, kar pripomore k zanimivemu učinku enosti zvoka in slike, pri čemer niti grafika niti zvok nista ilustracija eden drugega.

Takšna abstraktna slika se odmakne od vajenih štirioglatih podob realnosti, vendar nas spomni na bolj temeljno fizikalno realnost svetlobnega žarka.  Medijski arheolog v tem primeru poseže petdeset in več let nazaj, ko se je še govorilo o signalih – in ne o podatkih. Postopki so se očitno v tem času iz tehničnega okolja preselili na estetsko področje, kjer odpirajo mnoge – povsem sveže razmisleke.

Derek Holzer (r. 1972) je ameriški zvočni umetnik, znan po specifičnih instrumentih, ki jih gradi. Že dolga leta živi in deluje v Evropi, trenutno v Helsinkih / Finska in v Berlinu / Nemčija. Zanima ga razvoj in gradnja zelo specifične analogne elektronike, razmerje med zvokom in prostorom, t.i. arheologija medijev in točke presečišča med  elektroakustično, noise, improvizirano in skrajno glasbo.

Več na: http://macumbista.net/?page_id=4869

Podobne programe Cirkulacije 2 podpira Mestna občina Ljubljana.

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On Friday, 16 th June 2017 at 21.00 in Cirkulacija 2 | Tobačna Ljubljana: welcome to the world of media archeology  – sound + vision = 1

Derek Holzer – VECTOR SYNTHESIS
audiovisual performance; a view into the sound modulation o light…

The VECTOR SYNTHESIS project is an audiovisual, computational art project using sound synthesis and vector graphics display techniques to investigate the direct relationship between sound+image. It draws on the historical work of artists such as Mary Ellen Bute, John Whitney, Nam June Paik, Ben Laposky, and Steina & Woody Vasulka among many others, as well as on ideas of media archaeology and the creative re-use of obsolete technologies.

Sound and graphics are driven by analog synthesizer, which moves the beam of light in vertical and horizontal directions – combining into complex abstract forms with  infinite resolution. A hypnotic view on sound! Derek points to the difference between sound as phenomenon and sound as symbol. The phenomenon shakes, while the symbol just represents. We will witness a basic approach to two phenomenons – sound and graphics!

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In this project media archeology reveals the forgotten instantaneous reaction  of electronic or laser beam in opposition  to a sequence of frames (or half-frames) – to which we grew accustomed with modern graphic animations. The beam drawn analogously has no limitations such as  resolution – it is smooth. Synchronicity of sound and vision is extreme – gluing together the two media into one. Neither sound nor graphics are illustrations of one another.

The abstract image is far away from the square images  of reality, but it reminds us on the basic physical reality of the beam of light.  Media archeologist turns back fifty and more years when there was still talk of signals – not of data. Obviously, such principles have left the technology domain to re-enter the aesthetics, where they open new/fresh lines of thoughts.

Derek Holzer (1972) is an American instrument builder and sound artist based in Helsinki FI & Berlin DE, whose current interests include DIY analog electronics, the relationship between sound + space, media archaeology and the meeting points of electroacoustic, noise, improv and extreme music. He has performed live, taught workshops and created scores of unique instruments and installations since 2002 across Europe, North and South America, and New Zealand.

More at: http://macumbista.net/?page_id=4869

Programs such as this at Cirkulacija 2 are supported by the City of Ljubljana.

MOL