19:30 | FRIDAY 7. 12. 2012 | Metropol Cinema
Spectral Scenery is an improvised audio-visual performance based on the interconnection of turntable, laptop and projection. It is wild and fierce real-time sampling, it is the scenery of a stark sound landscape and a live-generated image. Lasonick (Stanislav Abrahám) is an audio-visual performer and Kof (Kryštof Pešek) is a visual creator and computer code artist.
Spectral Scenery is an improvised audio-visual performance based on the interconnection of turntable, laptop and projection. It is wild and fi erce real-time sampling, scenery of a stark sound landscape and a live-generated image.
MM: This year, during the preparation and dramaturgy of the festival section "Live Animation" and during the consideration of audio-visual performances in general, I always end up contemplating the contemporary approach to so called "total works of art"; that is some kind of eff ort to synthesize artistic expression during an adjusted event in the space of a performance. How do you approach the issue of audio-visual environment formation during live performances – is it important for you to build a space synthesising your work or, by contrast, your physical presence and improvisation?
KP: For live performances, I always prepare a unique piece of code, which is basically a summary of principles and laws. By live output I understand the two-way communication with accordingly prepared principles. What interests me most in "dancing with technology" like this is the relationship between a deterministic program (or a machine as such) and a human being, who is in confrontation with the program at a given moment. With live output, it is possible to think ahead and prepare everything down to the slightest detail, but there is always the exciting possibility that things will happen completely diff erently in the end.
During the performance, on the spot, I will most likely fi nd a moment when the expected and unexpected connect systematically into one unique unit, and here we can talk about certain authenticity.
- Martin Mazanec
7 Dec | 7:30 pm | MC
Lasonick & Kof (CZ): Spectral Scenery
AV performance | Live Animation