[ISEA2015] Artists Statement: Laura Kavanaugh & Ian Birse (Instant Places) – SLEEPER

Artists Statement

Generative audio/visual installation (2014)

Imagine a world of the nearly distant future in which humans are dismantling language in favour of speaking in the pitches and rhythms of pure sound. In this future vision, humans communicate telepathically using hieroglyphs that collide with sonic shapes in order to create new vibrations and therefore new meanings.

  • Laura Kavanaugh & Ian Birse use hardware/software systems of their own design to present generative installations and performances. They began making performances and installations as a team in 1997: since then they have created and presented new audiovisual works during extended residencies in Japan, Australia, South America, the USA, and across Canada. They are based in Hull, Quebec, Canada.

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