Radio Dada (3:47')
(video: Rosa Menkman, music: Extraboy, 2008)
The video-images are constructed out of nothing but the image created by feedback (I turned a high-end camera on a screen that was showing, in real time, what I was filming, creating a feedback loop). Then I glitched the video by changing its format and subsequently exporting it into animated gifs. I (minimalistically) edited the video in Quicktime. Then I sent the file to Extraboy, who composed music for the video. The composing process started with a hand held world radio. Extraboy scanned through frequencies and experimented with holding the radio in different parts of the room while touching different objects. Eventually he got the radio to oscillate noise in the tempo that he perceived in the video. The added synthesizer sounds were played live to further build on the non-digital sound and rhythm. This was later contrasted with drums which were digitally synthesized and processed through effects with a very digital sound to them. Just like with the video, the digital and analogue media and aesthetics of sound are mixed into one coherent whole.
Radio Dada has been screened / exhibited / featured
05-'10 – Screening and broadcasting of Radio Dada at Versi9n Chicago, Us
04-'10 – Screening. Critical Glitch Artware / Notacon / Blockparty, Cleveland, Ohio US.
04-'10 – exhibited at Videospace, Budapest, Hu.
06-'09 – screening at TERRITORIOS DIGITALES 2009, Sevilla, Sp. Photo
05-'09 – featured at Art of Artifacts, Intermerz (online)
05-'09 – featured at The Pixel Project
05-'09 – screening at Lev Festival, Gijon, Sp.
11-'08 – exhibited at Haip. photo