Sound and Video
I have been collaborating with a number of improvisational sound performers over the last 7 years. Lately this has involved me using a laptop, sensor devices which synthesise 3D position data (Apple Magic Pad, Nintendo Wii & Leap Motion controller), and projected sound reactive realtime video feed. My approach is improvised. Previous to this I experimented with related ideas but in a gallery space context (see 2001-2004 below). These ideas I am still thinking about.
Tweak IV @ Studio 5, Melbourne , barisal-guns 12/12/15
Fire & Sound 1 @ Magnet Studios, Melbourne , barisal-guns 23/5/15
DISCO MULTIVERSE at Tote Upstairs, Melbourne, barisal-guns 12/5/15
*barisal-guns is a collaboration between Tina Douglas & Peter Webster. Laptop, sensor devices synthesising 3D position data (Apple Magic Pad, Nintendo Wii & Leap Motion controller), sound reactive realtime video feed.
Conduit Arts, Melbourne. Lloyd Honeybrook/Tina Douglas,
Make It Up Club, Melbourne - Tina Douglas (Electronics*)/Peter Webster(Electronics),
*Laptop, sensor devices synthesizing 3D position data (Nintendo Will controller / Leap Motion controller), electronics, sound reactive video feed.
Noise Flash@ Liquid Architecture, aka WilhelmScream, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne
DE-Light, Longplay, Melbourne aka As Yet Unnamed Universe
Noise Flash @ Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne aka Rhizome,
Tweak, Studio 5, Melbourne, RCKTSRGRY
Great Waitress @ Richmond Uniting Church supporting act RCKTSRGRY, Richmond, Melbourne
Make It Up Club, Melbourne - RCKTSRGRY, w/Vintage B Space mashup projection 15/3/11,
Stutter, Melbourne - Holy Boner, with aka Grand Guigonal (Tina Douglas)- Horrormashup projection 10/3/10
RCKTSRGRY CD launch with Marco Fusinato, Brad Smith, & Chicks on Weed, 8/4/10, Pony Bar, Melbourne 8/4/10
Off The Kerb Gallery - RCKTSRGRY collaboration with Eros, visual artist, 30/7/10, , Collingwood, Melbourne
Make It Up Club, Melbourne - RCKTSRGRY 3/3/09
Stutter, Melbourne - RCKTSRGRY 6/5/09
Make It Up Club, Fitzroy, Melbourne - Holy Boner, with aka Grand Guigonal (Tina Douglas) – horror video mashups
*RCKTSRGRY is a sound & visual collaboration between Tina Douglas on laptop and Nintendo Wii controller/visuals, and Nik Kennedy on pedals, electronics, adapted instruments).
2001 - 2004
betaversion were a series of interactive image experiments with sound I conducted during 2001 -2004.
The experiments involved a data projector, computer, infrared mouse, stretched canvases with prepared reflective surfaces, triggered recorded sounds. The audience activated and triggered visual animations and recorded sounds via a mouse. The projected images bounced off the various reflective surfaces in different ways creating a kind of depth of field experience. The stretched canvases were arranged upright at various positions to create different "planes" for the projection to project on to.
The betaversion experiments were first inspired by experiments with real-time digital painting at Pinacotheca gallery, Melbourne in 2001 which used a digital projector, computer, infrared mouse, Photoshop and VR programs. Experiments at my flat also contributed at the time as it had lots of doors I could open or shut to different rooms and first demonstrated to me the idea of projecting on to physical surfaces and planes to create a visual space I was interested in.
betaversionpack, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Studio 15, Abbey Studios, Richmond, Melbourne
betaversion 4.2, First Site Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne
The History Of The Things That Go Missing -a portrait of the artist Jimmy Fuller 2003
I produced and co directed this film which featured the artist Jimmy (Harold) Fuller, Veronica Gardens Retirement Village, Northcote, Melbourne. Jimmy had previously been an artist attending Arts Project Australia studios for many years. He was the original person at Arts Project Australia who inspired me to come up with the Animation and media art program I initiated and developed in the studios as an artsworker in 1998 - 2001.