[ISEA2012] Artists Statement: Jane daPain, Kristin Loree & Jack Ox – URSONATE PROJECT

Artists Statement

This performance of Ursonate by Dada/Intermedia artist Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) merges two distinct approaches. Kristen Loree gives a tour de force performance of the complete text, set against a backdrop of 1260 projections by Jack Ox. The digital syllables derived from Ox’s visualization move simultaneously with the sound. Her original 800 sq.ft. (74 m²) painting is a metaphorical mapping from Schwitters’ original composition and performance. The performance includes information on mapping techniques, visual sources and readings from Kurt Schwitters’s son’s (Ernst) letters to Ox. Introduced in this performance is the VJDJ artist, Jane daPain, creating electronically collaged views of the performers and an improvised cadenza with Loree.

  • Jane Crayton aka Jane daPain, new media and audio/visual vj, USA janedapain.net
  • Kristin Loree, University of New Mexico, USA
  • Jack Ox  is an intermedia artist and an acknowledged pioneer of music visualization. University of New Mexico, USA.  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ox