-----EDGE OF WRONG 2013----- Oslo - Bergen - Reykjavik
30. September - 16. October
EDGE OF WRONG stages Morten Minothi Kristiansen and Josh Ginsburg together with workshop participants as ‘misdirected strangers’, adrift in the cities of Oslo, Bergen and Reykjavik. Exploring the sense of being lost, we will seek out ambiguous, transitory spaces, the margins of the city, and locations of flux, disorder and uncertainty. Through a rigorous process of digital collection, a highly networked digital archive of audio and video fragments will be assembled. A performance of live instrumentation and digital projection sourced from the archive will conclude each city’s exploration. A residency tour with Josh Ginsburg (SA) and Morten Minothi Kristiansen (NO) in collaboration with PNEK, BEK and Slaturtid festival.
About the workshop:
Exploring unexpected relationships between audio and video.
The workshop extends on work initiated with “Anonymous Feature” a collaborative project between Josh Ginsburg, Francis Burger and Robyn Nesbitt in 2009. For the event Video Experiment One, Anonymous Feature sent out a public call for 1-minute videos that would be subjected to autonomous manipulation by custom built software. We received 50 submissions.
The software, built in Max/MSP for the project, composed films by randomly selecting a video element and showing only its moving image, and simultaneously selecting another video element but playing only its audio element. After one minute of the combination, the software would scramble, and then randomly compose a new combination of moving image and audio component. The result was a continuous construction of new one-minute films authored by the machine.
The workshop aims to expand on this logic, ‘promoting spontaneous production and the happy coincidence of uncontrived cross-references’. A new Max/MSP software framework will be designed in Cape Town, the rules or logic of which will be discussed and augmented through conversation with the participants. Participants will then be encouraged to investigate Oslo, Bergen or Reykjavik, collecting video and audio fragments that will comprise one single archive for each city. At the conclusion of the workshop, the project will be presented as a machine performance, where the software will source from this archive and autonomously compose a video montage.