photo by Yagama
running time 30 minutes
programing on pure data, live acoustic accordion, video on a glass surface
Video: Aude François
Programing and soundscape : Servando Barriero
Accordion: Christian Sonntag
Live @limbus europae
special thanks to brent, flavie, christian and servando
Shadow collage is an audiovisual performance completely generated in real time, developed by Aude François, video artist, Servando Barriero musician and programmer and Christian Sonntag, accordion player.
On a glass surface, covered with semi transparent paper, a webcam captures the video feedback, of series of illustrations manipulated, animated and sychronized to the sounds of the accordion (via a pure data patch). The instrument passes into audio filters, transforming the textures, combined with various atmosferes of field recording.
This performance transports the viewer in a visual game, a flotting narration where figures, forms and textures experience an aesthetic metamorphosis.The piece articulates a corpus of differents illustrations extracted from children’s books, recomposed as animated paterns and forms.
During 30 minutes the trio composes a video and sound performance generated in real time, combining acoustic and experimental atmosfere, searching to blur the reality of those pieces of paper strapped out of a book.
The interaction between the mooving images and the sounds is processed via a synesthesia, analyzing the influence of the music on a real time feedback live video content.
The illustrations turn into shadows articulated in a flotting story, abstracted from its original context, transforming the prints into mooving images and paterns, leaving the maniplulation process visible to the viewer.