Strange Electronics 2
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// A collection of realtime audio and video performances exploring approaches to coding, building, bending, breaking, and the exploitation of strange, dirty and DIY electronics.
- CRACKED RAY TUBE (James Connolly & Kyle Evans)
- MICHAEL A. MORRIS
- RGB.VGA.VOLT (James Connolly)
- FLATLINER (Adam Fangsrud & Jesse Strait)
// CRACKED RAY TUBE
(Kyle Evans, ATX & James Connolly, Chicago)
Cracked Ray Tube is a collaborative realtime project by James Connolly and Kyle Evans that breaks and disrupts the interfaces of analog televisions and computer monitors through hybridized analog and digital systems to produce flashing, screeching, wobbulating, self-generated electronic noise and video.
// MICHAEL A. MORRIS (Dallas)
Michael A. Morris is an artist and educator based in Dallas, Texas. He works primarily with film, video, and expanded cinematic forms. Much of his recent work responds to the rapid changes in how moving images are created and experienced in the 21st century. He has performed and screened his films and videos at museums, galleries, microcinemas, and film festivals internationally, including recent events at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Vancouver, Oak Cliff Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque, and the Texas Biennial.
// RGB.VGA.VOLT (James Connolly, Chicago)
RGB.VGA.VOLT HD is a DIY audio/video synthesizer that hybridizes analog and digital systems to combine the control and precision of digital programming, the clarity and vividness of high definition digitally projected light, and the organic spectrum of analog video. Digitally synthesized complex waveforms are improperly bent into the red, green, and blue pins of a hacked VGA cable as analog signal and then converted into full quality HDMI. Digital light, usually generated through pre-determined algorithmic calculations, is liberated through the spontaneity of raw analog signal processing to generate an intense synesthetic experience of light and sound.
// FLATLINER (Adam Fangsrud & Jesse Strait, ATX)
Flatliner kicks down electronic music's back door and empties an Uzi clip into its triple chin. Drawing influences from synth music, electro, and rave, and using 100% hardware, Flatliner is always more than the sum of its parts--a multifaceted shard of glass gleaming through a thick haze of ritual smoke and motorcycle exhaust.