Program: Capillaries Capillaries

LPM Live Performers Meeting 2017 Amsterdam
Edition XVIII May 18th - 21st 2017 | Amsterdam
Audio Visual Performing Artists Meeting
May, 18th 2017, 3:00 pm | May, 22nd 2017, 2:00 am
May 18 - 21, 2017
Radion, Amsterdam Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Capillaries Capillaries MAIN IMAGE

Capillaries Capillaries

AV Performance

Duration: 23 min.

Sunday, 21 May 2017 | 20:40 > 21:03 | Main Room

Capillaries Capillaries is an audiovisual composition that extends the idea of an audiovisual object to an audio-visual-time object - that is a tangle of interactions between sound, geometry and time. Audio-visual-time object is treated as a (meta)physical material inside a high-voltage continuum. The tensity of the continuum arises from the imbalance between various forces that pull the material in varied directions. Since the material is a complex audio-visual-time object the result is often impossible to predict. Exploring the emerging structures and their behaviours is the main focus of the piece.

The concept represents the translation of the id, ego and super-ego model to the audiovisual world. Just as the ego is established between the two groups of conflicting forces that constitute, distort, knead, constraint, liberate, punish or disperse our subjectivity, so too is the material of the Capillaries Capillaries.

The emerging structures were hence approached from two opposite angles. Some parts of the piece are predominantly “id driven” and are based on “hands off” generative techniques where time, rhythm and sound originate from various ways of geometry sonification - hence the unexpected bursts of energy, jerky rhythms and random time. Other parts on the contrary reflect the super-ego like internalisation of cultural normative - hence the metric re-organisation of audiovisual material into tidy sound-geometry-time gestalts or comprehensible shapes. However the main focus of the piece is the space in between where the forces of id are tamed and the rules of super-ego bended (beyond recognition) - where noise becomes form and form becomes noise.

Capillaries Capillaries was composed in a customised real-time environment using fixed, generative and indeterminate elements. Each rendering of the piece therefore crates a different variation of the piece. What we see throughout the work is one and the same material processed in different ways.


  • Tadej Droljc - Capillaries Capillaries (Teaser)