[ISEA2022] Artist Statement: Santi Vilanova — FORMS (it’s a)Live

Artist Statement

ISEA2023 Opening Ceremony, June 10, Museu Frederic Marès

Santi Vilanova, artist of the Playmodes collective, presents a new performance format of his work FORMS. This work – which in its “Screen Ensemble” version is part of the Beep collection of Electronic Art and of the exhibition that can be seen at the Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau – explores the compositional possibilities of visual music through ‘generative graphics and image sonication algorithms.

On this occasion, the artist has developed a live controllable audiovisual system, which generates infinite variations of sonicated spectrograms, and which operates halfway between the sound machine and the live musical instrument.