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Apr 20, 2017
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The wreck of former boundaries (music video)

 

This is a music video I made that features the electronic version of Aaron Cassidy‘s The wreck of former boundaries (“The wreck of former boundaries (2014-15) for fixed media 5.1-channel electronics”).

I asked Aaron if he wouldn’t mind sitting down with me while I filmed him. I didn’t know what I would make, but felt like I had enough kernal thoughts/feelings at the time that something not hollow would happen. I was sitting in a talk he was giving about his new work, and as he played this piece, I was struck by how he listened. That’s when it became clear to me that I needed to capture both of these things: his words and his listening. The rest of my ideas would hang on this as the material, or this would be the material through which I’d look into those things.  

This is the first thing I made out of that material: A music video.
I love music videos.

I didn’t know this is where I would take this, but after reviewing the beautiful shots captured that day, I got really excited and decided this was the thing to do. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed the process of discovery in assembling it.

For the most part, his reactions in the video are in sync with the sounds he’s hearing. It was important to me to preserve that. However, there are some time-stretch manipulations, and in just a few cases I cut in footage from other moments as necessary band-aids in the editing process. I also manipulated the footage in order to assist you in seeing what I see. I tried to do this as unobtrusively and subtly as possible.

It’s also worth mentioning that we ran through the piece only once. While I am very familiar with the piece (having listened to it many times leading up to this shoot) I felt it important to improvise the lighting direction. I have an almost metaphysical trust in improvisation, and enjoy the process of being in that kind of heightened state of awareness.

David Pocknee and Susie Green were my assistants on that day.
Susie helped with the gear and play-back audio,
and David helped me as a light operator, and by recording the interview’s audio. 
Thanks to them, and of course thanks to Aaron for his trust in my process.

(Here you can read Aaron’s post about it on his webpage.)

Mar 21, 2017
angela

Videos for the folks at the University of Huddersfield

Boxwood & Brass – Beethoven Symphony No. 7. Shot Feb. 2017

The wreck of former boundaries by Aaron Cassidy. Shot Nov, 2016

How Forests Think by Liza Lim. Shot Nov, 2016
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Jan 10, 2017
angela

Saturated. The Rest.

Saturated. The Rest. is a collaboration between these amazing humans/techgnomes: Pierre Alexandre TremblaySylvain PohuPatrick Saint-Denis, and Rodrigo Constanzo. The following 4 videos I made focus on different aspects of the project.

The creative process behind the Black Box Project. released Jan. 9, 2017

A quick and dirty 2 minute introduction to the project. released Nov. 2016

Tech Feature: the design of an instrument. Sept. 2016


Showing something of the beginning of the Black Box project. July 13, 2016. (only editing by me. Shot by Rod and PA)

Nov 2, 2016
angela

So many nails piercing the flesh, so many forms of torture

I manipulated this video that Daniela Amortegui and Alex Grimes recorded. I time-stretched, color-fiddled, edited/reorganized Daniella’s reading of text she had written. Isolating her breath(s) was really important to me too. Then I added text to the video as well, since I knew that during the performance it would be the piano speaking* for her, which can be difficult to understand.  I also played with shifting the text and the the video so they’re not always synced and at times I’ve added my own imaginary text. I wanted to treat this like poetry. Then Alex thought it would be a cool idea if we obfuscated some of the text and so we did that too. This was played/performed at the Pianos Without Organs Festival on Oct. 9, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina (the best Carolina).

*curious about how a piano can speak? Watch this video I made about a Robotic Piano workshop: Continue reading »

May 2, 2016
angela

[ factory ] a long rope

A living score asks you if you’re interested in realizing a work she’s the archive to.
This video is my yes.

[factory] is a proposal for collaborative performance action(s).
This video realization–“[factory] a long rope”– was created by me and  features Mira Benjamin performing sections of her own realization of [factory]. She would normally do this in live performance settings so working on this video with me was a deviation from that too.

[factory] began as a set of 22 texts written by Luke Nickel. These texts—or verbal scores—were linked by a geographical map, with each text representing an individual conceptual area or room. Luke and Mira Benjamin (the original performer) agreed upon a risky proposal: she would read the texts only once and then delete them, allowing the work to exist solely in her memory and inviting forgettings and linguistic permutations to infect the ephemeral score-object itself. Mira is now the living score for the work, voluntarily responsible for its transferral, transformation and translation.

Jan 8, 2016
angela

The History of Visual Art

A look back at the 10 year collaboration between Rodrigo Constanzo and I.

Dec 17, 2015
angela

Videos for Rodrigo Constanzo

I live with this beautiful human, Rodrigo Constanzo. Here are some videos I’ve made with him. I’ll update this post as and when a new video is made, but only the FOUR most recent will appear. Please click the ‘continue reading‘ link below to see the complete post.

December 9, 2015 – hosted by BaconJam. Rod’s post on our “light vomit

February 7, 2015 – Everything. Everything at Once. Once. (3).
This video is one of a set of 4 videos total, for the third iteration in the Everything. Everything at Once. Once. series. That’s too many numbers and references to numbers to make sense, isn’t it? I mean this…
Everything. Everything at once. Once. (has 3 videos)
Everything. Everything at once. Once. (2) (has 4 videos)
Everything. Everything at once. Once. (3) (has 4 videos, which includes the one shown below). My role in this vid differs from others since the camera is static. Have a look at the thoughtful and thorough blog post Rod made about our process and thinking behind this work.

October 28, 2014 – The full length version of iminlovewithanothergirl.com.
And here’s Rod’s blog post about it.

July 20, 2014 – This is the second video that features the Grassi Box. Here I’m using my new slider. For more info on what is happening, visit Rod’s blog post about it.
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Dec 10, 2015
angela

Rod again

Rod Again. Video editing as performance.

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Nov 13, 2015
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dfscore

A look at dfscore 2.0. Yup! It’s been REVAMPED. Read Rod’s blog about it. Nov. 14, 2015

dfscore student workshop at the University of Leeds on Feb 28, 2015

The dfscore premiere at The Noise Upstairs on Sept. 18, 2014

The dfscore: a short intro

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