projects

'pattern study' pattern study
'irreality' irreality
'irregular atmospheric motion' irregular atmospheric motion
'ephemeral' fluid variations
'bordun chorus' bordun chorus
'fluid variations' fluid variations
'harmonic environment' harmonic environment
'temporality' temporality
'green meadow' green meadow
'multitudinous entity' multitudinous entity
'which is
without being'
which is without being
'primordial' primordial
'clouds rising
from the mist
of time'
clouds rising from the mist of time
'iridescent self' iridescent self
'shifting view' shifting view
'toxic waste' toxic waste
'burning butterflies' burning butterflies
'lament' lament
'exercise in visual notation' exercise in visual notation
'screen test #2' screen test #2
'nothing' nothing
'silent cry' silent cry
'suppressed anger'   suppressed angerger
'DBP'   DBP
'out of reach'   out of reach

irreality

2020
non-durational live generative
quadraphonic sound and video installation

 

 

10 minute audio-visual recording of ‘irreality’, four channels converted into stereo

 

A stone wall has the tendency not to dissolve, a river rarely flows uphill and a steam train normally doesn’t sound like an elephant. The perception of reality within the conscious mind could be defined by the ability to assess and categorise familiar and commonplace sensory observations. Within the system of the natural world this can be the quality or behaviour of a physical object, a recognisable action or a concrete sound.

In the abstracted system of our socially conditioned reality, our aesthetic appreciation for example, this might be the recognition and classification of expected and acceptable standards and norms. Within the aesthetic system of music this could be the rhythm structures, the tonality and the territory of culturally accepted sounds. And while social conditioning is subject to change, being confronted with a sudden and drastic shift in social norms can lead to uncertainty, disorientation and insecurity.

Encountering the physically unreal in most cases triggers self-doubt in once ability to assess the relevant sensory information, or plain disbelieve in the received sensory information. Being subjected to social unreality on the other hand is frequently accompanied by a strong sense of rejection and a refusal to engage with the differing social reality. It is often perceived as an assault on the established social reality rather then a potential enrichment or simply a parallel reality of equal relevance and right to exist.

Irreality is a live-generative audiovisual environment with no a clear beginning, end or in the traditional sense progression. It rather exists in the present as a continuous succession of fluidly intertwining temporal events. Events however that intend to defy the familiar standards of our social reality by questioning its established aesthetic values and boundaries. Events that in their hypnotic subversion try to seduce the spectator into a differing state of mind. A state of mind, that allows for the acknowledgement, acceptance and coexistence of a broader range of social realities.