NEW WORK: Eternal Portraits
Facebook uses face recognition software to identify its users in photos. This works via a ‘template’ of your facial features that is created from your profile images. These features — the distance between your eyes, the symmetry of your mouth — generally do not change over time. Unlike a photograph, which captures some ephemeral expression of who you are at a particular moment, a face recognition template forever remains your portrait.
CT-SWaM: Contemporary Temporary - Sound Works and Music presents two duosMon Feb 17 20148:35p doorsEarly set, 9p sharp!Audrey Chen and Maria ChavezVOICE/CELLO and TURNTABLEPreview of their upcoming spring tour:Chinese and Peruvian Americans, Chen and Chavez are two female artists who have been working parallel to one another for almost a decade but have never intersected their work until this year. They are embarking on their first collaboration, joining together their ideas of sound, performance and the depth of their respective experiences. Friction and touch amplified by the body to mouth, strings to wood and the needle to speakers.
In this week-long multi-session workshop, sound artists and composers will develop individual (or collaborative) spatial sound compositions. Participants will perform their works in a public performance for the ongoing event series CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary - Sound Works and Music) at Eyebeam.
For most artists who are working with sound, it is still very challenging to gain access to a proper space and a larger number of powerful and balanced loudspeakers in order to properly experiment and to develop ideas. The Spatial Sound Composition workshop will therefore provide the technical infrastructure and also an environment for discussion, contextual placements and an insight into the theory and history of this specific field.