Open media jam. Come one, come all!
Well, the cricket show was kind of a odd. I mean, it was great. Because it wasn’t set up in a traditional performance environment — that is, there was no performer/audience division, no stage, and no defined set time — it was a completely different experience from what I was used to.
I find that during performances I can get kind of antsy, wondering if the audience might be bored. This is a bad thing if you make minimal music. But because I had all this time to myself, and patrons came in and out of the space, I didn’t feel any pressure to keep anyone happy: if I wanted to keep one loop running for an hour, that was my choice.
I was asked exactly what I was doing that night, and I came up with the term “performative installation.” Maybe it was just performance, who knows.
Except, by the end of the performance some of the crickets had started eating each other. I felt a little bad about that. But hey, at least they died for art.
One event I forgot to mention, and another I’m catching just in time. Upcoming:
An all-encompassing performance night organized by Rahim Ladha. I think I have a room to myself on the second floor. Expect music involving live crickets.
Open media jam, like the Hugs events I did in Gbg.
Just a little update regarding what I have been / will be working on. I can’t specify any dates or locations yet, but it looks like I will be showing the Warbike in Toronto and Ottawa this summer–which means that I may actually get some documentation together! I’ll have more information about this when things get finalised.
Documentation is proving to be a problem, as I’m thinking about applying to Ars Electronica and realising that I don’t think I have anything to give them other than words. I mean, the interactive art section requires video documentation. I’ve never even done video documentation. Sometimes I feel out of my element participanting in the “art” world and I should just stick to making noises and playing them at poorly-attended clubs.
This photo was stolen from some highwheel website that I cannot quite remember.