[ISEA2015] Artists Statement: Shawn Lawson & Ryan Ross Smith – SARLACC

Artists Statement

Live Coding (2015)

Sarlacc is an audio-visual performance that features visuals live coded within the OpenGL fragment shader that are reactive to incoming audio frequencies parsed by band. Sarlacc merges elements of EDM, J-Pop, Gif-Culture, and mechanical and electronic-inspired audio and visuals. The overall experience is unequal parts pop-culture, abstract expressionism, and glitch-art.

  • Shawn Lawson is an experiential media artist exploring the computational sublime through live-coding and real-time computer graphics. He has performed in England, Denmark, Russia, Italy, Korea, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Turkey, Malaysia, Iran, Canada, and across the USA. MFA received from SAIC. He is an Associate Professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), USA
  • Ryan Ross Smith is a composer and performer. His research focuses on animated notational practices. Smith has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and the U.K. He is a PhD candidate at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), USA.

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