A weeks residency @ Back Lane West as Su_veillance collective exploring sound, light, performance and projection.

Alberta Shearing
Anastasia Rybina
Charles Day
Zac Pomphrey

“Su_veillance’s practice covers sound, performance, and installation. During this residency we will be exploring the act of su_veillance; self surveillance. This includes the exploration of human subjectivity within computational systems of surveillance, hardware and software, telematics, time and framed reality. By continuously recording our collective activity over the course of the residency we will gather a mass of data reflecting the vast amount of surveillance occurring during daily life. We will play with and examine the concept of the transported body through using surveillance technology within performance. We may also experiment with the possibility of controlling sound live from a remote location, reflecting the role of surveyors who can determine action from remote locations.”

On the Friday we opened the space up for a few hours in the evening for a small private view. We devided the space using floor to celing walls of tracing paper, creating more of a maze than a room. Using these new translucent walls as surfaces to pickup prjected images and video along with the stage lighting projecting overlapping colour gradients across the room. The room was filled with smoke from a stage smoke machine and had a live generative algorithmic soundtrack built from samples collected during the recidency being sequenced and processed through granular engines in tidal cycles.

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