This is a live camera recording of the first anaglyph 3D stereoscopic audio-visual performance from The Superusers. Audience members were given red/cyan glasses in order to fully experience the computer-generated 3D interaction. The 3D effect is largely lost in this live recording (3D glasses are not essential to watch it), however the futuristic style and synaesthetic dynamic of the performance is still represented. The performance is completely improvised.
Recorded at l’Embobineuse (Marseille, France) on 1 February 2013.
Audio, video, programming by Pierre-erick Lefebvre and Scott Sinclair.
Lovely noise with Rutt object extractions. (thanks to Luc Van Weelden)
In the past Botborg has sort to cautiously invite its audience into a mostly pleasurable and collusive audio-visual environment. “To Bypass a Sensory Roadblock” is, however, no such invitation. Rather, it is a sort of televisual strangulation that seeks to engulf the viewer in a swift takeover of sound-color calamity.
A new phase of evolution beckons our arrival. Time to remove the ‘blocks’.
Part of Botborg’s work concerns the induction of new mental states by the means of repeated exposure to machine-aided synaesthetic media. “Biofeedback in Extended Simulation” is an abstract exploration into a sound-color world where glitches transform into rhythms and interruptions come to consume our focus. Reactions to this simulation can be unpredictable.
Original version (6 minutes):
Extended version (11 minutes):
Please enjoy this newly completed video – a destructive collage of music, lyrics, type, and noise.
In 2011 noise artist Company Fuck (or CxFx) was approached by typography artist Indre Klimaite to collaborate on her “Type on Tour” project – described as “contextual typography inside of sound and performance”.
As a large part of CxFx’s work deals with various perversions of the ‘art’ of karaoke, they decided to create something like a “singing text” to accompany CxFx’s noise karaoke performances. CxFx compiled a list of common phrases from his karaoke collection which Klimaite then rendered into screens styled in homage to the simple pixelated text you will see in any karaoke bar. Links were made between image and sound so that the phrases would change, overlay, and collide into each other just as CxFx fast-forwards through samples in his improvisations. The result is a barely readable representation of trashed hardcore with echoes of pop – a kind of rapidly moving audio-visual Dada poetry… or “Typecore”.
The collaboration was premiered in October 2011 at an experimental music evening in Brisbane, Australia. Using multiple camera angles to capture this performance, ten short films were created, each of around 1-2 minutes in length. “Noise Karaoke Typecore Megamix” distills the most energetic and unsettling parts of these films into highly concentrated and unified piece.
Starring: Company Fuck
Direction, Video, Sound, Performance, Text: Scott Sinclair
Typography: Indre Klimaite
Camera Support: Lloyd Barrett, Joe Musgrove
Additional Sound Recording: Andrew McLellan
Company Fuck website:
Indre Klimaite website:
One of my absolutely favorite artists making AV right now is KOKOFREAKBEAN (aka COMPUTER JESUS REFRIGERATOR).
First, check out this amazing synaesthetic software style:
Now, check out this newer style (in a ‘jazzy’ mood):
His youtube channel will make you melt.