Splice Festival 2018

Saturday 12th May
18.30-01.00

Rich Mix : 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
Live AV Performances
Venue 1 + Venue 2
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ZOË McPHERSON : STRING FIGURES

A trans-global art project, an audiovisual album in 7 chapters and live AV concert utilising a film directed by Alessandra Leone, String Figures is an otherworldly journey exploring the liminal space between organic and electronic, traditional and contemporary, ancient and digital worlds. A continuous weaving of strings approached with hypnotic sounds, mathematical choreography, subliminal landscapes and ethereal journeys.


KIMATICA : TRANSCENDENCE

‘Transcendence’ is a research-based performance that takes the audience on a journey to the edges of human perception and consciousness. Combining scientific, anthropological and psychological research with visual arts, interactive technology and live performance, the project explores how to create an immersive experience that activates an altered state of consciousness within in the audience; the ultimate goal being to open a way in to the subconscious mind and inspire reconnection with magical thinking and the spiritual world.


PEOPLE LIKE US : THE MIRROR

The Mirror splices together movie snippets with a unique sample-based musical texture exploring the masks that we wear represented through the lens, using parallel narratives across the screen to depict an ever-changing stream, rather than a singular, fixed being.


ADDICTIVE TV : ORCHESTRA OF SAMPLES

Orchestra of Samples, picture over 200 musicians from 30 countries and imagine that they’ve never met but are sampled, combined and reimagined to create new music of extraordinary fusions. Described by The Times as “ingenious and compelling”, Addictive TV filmed hundreds of improvised recording sessions with musicians around the world while touring, from Egypt to Colombia and Senegal to India, then sampled and ingeniously spliced them together for their latest project, resulting in a digital supergroup of international artists who never met, but play together on-screen. Join them on this unique musical journey without borders!

As special guest Bruno Zamborlin, creator of Mogees (the vibration sensor with revolutionary music software that transforms any object into a unique musical instrument), will join Addictive TV on stage playing all manner of objects!


COMFORT ZONES : AV PERFORMANCE

An audiovisual poem for analog dreamers, spatial symbiosis of photons floating on the waves in a neurochemical synaptic dance”. Familiar shapes will morph into statues of biological time where warm drones spread in canyon like veins. The artists will liberate ideas through streams of organic after-images and moody vibrations. It’s a marriage of honest expression and care for the receiver.


HEIDI HÖRSTURZ : WE NEED MORE LASER!

Striving for an artificially constructed world, in this work the repression of self-reflection with an audiovisual brain attacks! A thematic emphasis of this work is the desire of contemporary society to become overstimulated in a world of rapidly shrinking attention spans.


JOANNE : AV PERFORMANCE

Making sounds using code and hardware synthesisers, Joanna performs regularly as part of ALGOBABEZ and Offal.


BENJAMIN HEIM : ESSAYS IN INTERACTION

Essays in Interaction is an eclectic set of audiovisual performances exploring the many expressive ways in which performers interact with live visuals and audio. Each performance is based around a particular interface used to generate the live material, ranging from a simple MIDI keyboard used to control a physics-based particle system to a modular synthesiser creating visual in a mathematically curved lissajous style. Even a MIDI drum-controller is used to cut, transpose and distort footage in a rhythmic way.


REBEL OVERLAY : LED LIGHT INSTALLATION

Rebel Overlay is a London-based creative company founded by visual artist Spencer Heron.Their practice specialises in visual performance by providing custom video content, motion graphics and live playback, as well as site-specific installations and set design. Works are created for festivals, music venues, exhibitions, performance pieces and commercial projects.

Experimental avenues of our work include projection mapping, pixel mapping and LED screen layouts. They explore light, animation and illusion to create enthralling, immersive audio-visual experiences and artworks that seek to challenge the viewers’ perception of physical and digital space.