Performances at Pearl Conard Gallery

Friday, October 30, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pearl Conard Gallery
1760 University Drive
Mansfield, OH 44906

The Pearl Conard Gallery at The Ohio State University Mansfield is pleased to host a public, catered closing reception for The Fuse Factory’s annual art & technology exhibition, Interventions, on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Please mark your calendars and spread the word.

The closing reception will include the following special performances:

Sound of Vision
Andrew Demirjian

Performance 1: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Performance 2: 7:45 pm to 8:15 pm
Location: Founders Auditorium 

Sound of Vision explores the dynamics of audience perception as biofeedback from viewers is used to create a live soundtrack for silent films. Using EEG monitors on three audience members, Andrew Demirjian translates their brainwave data to musical notes played by instruments. He performs a live mapping and mix creating solo, duet and trio combinations of their visual reception. Live musicians improvise to the sounds of the brainwaves creating a call and response between the visual, sonic and psyche. The piece experiments with the traditional film conventions by combining fiction visuals with non-fiction audio while inserting the role of audience reception to the viewing/listening experience.

About the Artist: Andrew Demirjian is an interdisciplinary artist and teaches theory and production courses in emerging media in the Film and Media Department at Hunter College in NYC.

Multiplying Muybridge
Eric Souther

Performance 1: 8:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Performance 2: 8:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Founders Auditorium 

Multiplying Muybridge recontextualizes Eadweard Muybridge’s late nineteenth century chronophotography, to both critique and analyze the language of film through the immediacy of video. It is a hybrid analog/digital performance that utilizes an analog synthesizer to create real-time pattern generation in processing. Processing sends those frames then to Max/msp for live chroma-keying. Direct changes to the audio change how you see the layers of video. Audio is controlled via interacting with the synthesizers LFO’s, depth sensors connected to control voltage to synth, and variables from drift speed from processing controls pitch on two VCOs.

About the artist: Eric Souther is a new media artist an Assistant Professor of New Media at Indiana University South Bend.

Saturday Noise Office
Heejin Jang

Performances will take place in the Pearl Conard Art Gallery lobby between 7 –9 pm.

Heejin Jang will “improvise a score of live noise to create a reverberating force that gets one lost in the echoes of invisible itineraries to the outer world. The performance addresses a moment when the countless struggle to establish a sense of connectedness eventually transform into a monster that overwhelms the physicality of life.”

About the Artist: Heejin Jang’s sound performance and video works transform ordinary portrait, landscape, and the noise of daily routine into something unusual. She currently lives and works in New York City.

According to Incidence
Jessica Ann

Performances will take place in the Pearl Conard Art Gallery from 7 – 9 pm.

According to Incidence is a performance developed by Jessica Ann and performed in collaboration with her friend Lillianna Marie. With this work they will be attempting to sync their brainwaves in an effort to re-score a video composition that reflects the rhythms of their synchronicity. This work sets up the condition for creative interventions, (both voluntary and involuntary), across an interface, (brain-to-computer), traditionally used in scientific settings. Will this performance reveal patterns between the performers brainwaves, video on view, and the timing of their synchronizations? Can intuitive knowledge about our relationship to each other via images be derived from this artistic spectacle? How will the implementation of a traditionally scientific prosthetic (a brainwave sensor) hinder or aid in these inquiries? Using aesthetics to approach techno-science inventions, this work lives at the intersection of art and science. It aims to integrate the two in new and novels ways while producing knowledge of its own.

About the artist: Jessica Ann is an artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio where she is a candidate in the Master of Fine Arts program in the Department of art. Her interests span a variety of media, including organic material and living organisms, video, code, electronics, and the Internet.

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