Location: Kulturhaus Helferei, Zurich
as part of reConvert's "Lecture About Myself" by Kaj Duncan David
“Lecture About Myself” is a 30-minute audiovisual performative situation in which two musicians enter into a fictive dialogue with an artificial intelligence. The latter communicates via projected text and abstract video images. The former are seated at a table in front of the projection surface. With microphones, a vocoder, synthesizers and various controllers, they ‘speak’ a strange language that is only partly intelligible. Crucially, their vocal utterances are turned into control data that is used to feed various electronic sound and light processes. What results could be positioned somewhere between an uncanny conversation with an AI (parts of which are unintelligible) and a hallucinatory/phantasmagoric radio drama.
The Line (2007) video/sound art
The Line (2007) denotes metaphorically the enigmatic path we walk down every day... at times known... at times bewildering; a given, marked by an ever-mutating configuration of events and encounters, parading against the steady backdrop of passing time.
Filmed, edited and produced spring 2007 in Brooklyn/Greenpoint by Katharina Rosenberger
For the occasion of "Lecture About Myself", The Line will be screened twice, once with its original sound work (Rosenberger) and once with a live improvisation by reConvert