Extreme Frequency Optisonics
by magda scylla & sima gonsai
Capsule has commissioned 3 sonic/visual investigations throughout this year. The first of which was made by ‘wonderland retail therapy’, a group of Birmingham based DJs and artists. The second event was:
Active Optics: Extreme Frequency Optisonics by magda scylla & sima gonsai
ctive Optics created & performed aproximately 40 minutes of visuals, mixed to audio ranging from the abstract extreme pure tonal frequencies of Roiji Ikeda & Panasonic, to the intricate sitar ragas and talas of Ravi Shankar & intertwined vocals of Shella Chandra
The Visuals brought together a mixture of both traditional and contemporary techniques such as 2 D computer animation and experimental digital video, with etched, hand painted shapes & colours onto 16 mm film.
The aim was to give a varied and unpredictable performance with an element of surprise – swift mood changes from meditative to anxious, dark to humerous, providing the audience with an optical and tonal sensory experience.
This project was part of Metapod.expo, a brand new festival which celebrates innovation in the UK’s Creative Industries, Metapod.expo takes place 20 – 28 October 2000
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