SURVEILLANCE

This is a live a/v performance-installation project that uses surveillance equipment to stream audio and video feeds from the performance environment. Live footage is gathered from microphones and surveillance camera's around the space. The footage undergoes some processing and is simultaneously fed-back through loudspeakers and screens. The work depends heavily on the acoustic, light and movement properties of the environment to shape its composition. For example, sounds from people, or room room resonances become amplified, effected and are carried back to their sources. Upon awareness, the sources may behave differently. The works perception depends on the environment in which it is set up. This is where the performance aspect comes in. The performer guides the work through its interplay with the environment by adjusting the sound and video processing parameters.

Location: Montreal (Canada)

Year: 2018

Collaborators: T.Gowdy

Tags: art installation, AV performance