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23/07/2015 23:00 GMT

Impacts > Shadok, Strasbourg [fr]
from 01/07/2015 to 02/08/2015

Impacts > Romaeuropa, Rome [it]
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Impacts > Lighting Guerilla, Ljbuljana [si]
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from 13/05/2014 to 26/05/2014

Impacts > Wood Street Gallery, pittsburgh [us]
from 25/04/2014 to 23/06/2014

Impacts > Orléanoïde, orleans [fr]
from 22/11/2013 to 09/12/2013


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cubing (2006)

Cubing: Audiovisual performance, 60 minutes.
©2006 burton + roy

The Cubing audiovisual performance explores performative gestures through the relationship between colour and sound. The manipulation of simple Rubik's® cubes under video cameras sets off a chain of introspective synthesis and digital treatment. In this setup, the cube is an intuitively and precisely controllable audiovisual instrument.

The correspondence between the interpreter's gestures and the subsequent sound framework is presented to the public using videographic representation of the analytical and controlling process. The sound of each cube is given a specific acoustic presence through the use of traditional guitar or bass amplifiers. By putting the computer away from the musician, and providing the audience with a transparent, exposed and identifiable interface, artificiel manages to establish a genuine musical relationship between performer, instrument and audience.


Prototyped at Mois Multi (Québec, 2006);
Created at MUTEK (Montréal, 2006).

Presented in the series Évolutions of Innovations en concert (Montréal [ca] 2006), at festival Arborescence 7 of Terre Active (Aix-en-provence [fr] 2006); and at Mutek/Buenos Aires ([ar] 2006); at CTM07, Club Transmediale (Berlin [de] 2007); at the Internation Film Festival Rotterdam, Exploded Cinema program ([nl] 2007); at Rideaux (Québec [ca] 2007); at Donau Festival (Krems [at] 2007); at Musée des Civilisations (Ottawa [ca] 2007); at HNE festival (Courtrai [be] 2007); at Mutek Mexico (Mexico [mx] 2007); at Dis-Patch (Belgrade [yu] 2007); and Lab30 (Augsburg [de] 2007).