Artist's presentation: Naut Humon – RML´s CineChamber
The Recombinant Media Labs (RML) story began in the early nineties when its predecessor, Sound Traffic Control, was invited to Tokyo to world premiere its "dub dashboard television tower" with composer Maryanne Amacher and transmission operator Naut Humon. These and other adventures of RML's experiential engineers prompted the subsequent offspring CineChamber
apparatus to take shape as a further permutation of spatial media synthesis. Drawing upon a legacy of works that cross between immersive intermedia installation and passive or proactive film exhibition the RML context in this chronologic field is continually fueled by an intense time based sound driven prerogative ... Having blurred the boundaries between live or reanimated phenomena long ago RML keeps its half life / on air – off air inclinations on intermittent. This will be a colloquium around those paradoxical proclivities.
Lectures & discussion:
Guest Speakers: Malcolm LeGrice | Yvonne Spielmann | Mick Grierson
Chair: Axel Volmar
Wholly disparate types of projects are presented as a "live media performance", a term that can mean anything from "running" a pre-recorded or archived work, newly adapted to the current presentation format, through to completely new improvisations developed from scratch and in situ. But not only labelling such a broad spectrum is problematic; it also throws up the question for the recipient, as to just how "live" a project is. What forms of technologically generated "liveness" exist between the poles of fixed recording, composition and realtime improvisation? What degree of live potential is inherent to different media? What implications must be considered via-ŕ-vis production and reception aesthetics? Can artificial environments deploying intensive perception strategies generate evidence of 'liveness' without actually containing any real live processes? Should we, in addition to talking about media performance, be talking also about performance media?
› 7 € / 5 € concessions