International Festival
of Computer Arts




  • 28th MFRU
  • Sound performance
Artist Simon Whetham

Channelling is a sound performance project in which a collection of salvaged motor devices is activated by sound recordings from the environment. In turn, this produces new sounds from the devices, which are amplified using various microphones and techniques. The recordings feature phenomena that occur unpredictably and irregularly in everyday life - passing traffic, wind, doors closing - and because of this, the movement of the devices is random, variable, and autonomous. The project changes and adapts to its environment. Devices are added to the collection or removed, and the sounds of the location change the triggering and movement of the devices each time. The performance and method of presentation evolve and refine with each iteration. ChannellingAV gives the audience two intimate views of the performing devices.

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