16:00 | FRIDAY 8. 12. 2012 | Theatre K3
The last show of the visual artist Mark Fell at PAF will be the presentation of graphically generated animations. Fell will introduce his audio-visual projects Attack on Silence and Study for a Computer Controlled Eternal Now.
Attack on Silence is a series of works initiated by Mark Fell in January 2008 following an invitation from his friend and colleague Mat Steel to submit a work for the POV event (Wanchai, Hong Kong 2008). For this Fell developed an almost entirely static computer generated audio-visual piece that he described as a 'reaction against the highly dynamic VJ style performances' of his peers. In this piece visual patterns are not plotted in response to a real time analysis of sound, but instead elementary relationships between sound and image are specified at an algorithmic level that is prior to both sound and image. Initially intended as a computational exploration of extremely simple visual and sonic structures present in both sacred geometries and technological interventions in mind control, this work developed into a series of screenings, performances, print and a DVD. Although highly critical of any mystical rhetoric, throughout the development of this series it is evident that Fell's concerns shift from an exploration and analysis of sonic and visual geometry, meditation and mind control, to explorations of perceptions of change and the interplay between the retina and the screen.
Study for a computer controlled eternal now Part of a new series of works by Fell derived from 5 'Tattvas' found in Indian belief systems. These are thought to embody core components of absolute reality made tangible in 5 forms: a blue circle, a yellow square, a red triangle, a grey crescent and black oval. These 5 forms, which fuse perception, action, the metaphysical world and material substance, share a striking resemblance to those found in design textbooks and also to raw waveshapes implemented in various sound synthesis models. For this piece Fell worked with Derivative Labs based in Toronto to build a computer-based system to interpolate between these shapes and create complex evolving patterns. Here 5 channels of synthetic sound conform to tuning systems found in Indian classical musics.
8 Dec | 4:00 pm | T
Mark Fell: Computer Graphic Works
screening, introduction – Mark Fell (UK), Live Animation