Kynan Tan, The Uncanny Valley
8pm Tuesday 8 May 2012
The Bakery, James St, Northbridge
Kynan Tan: Consciousness
Kynan Tan’s commissioned work consciousness is a feast of devastating digital audio and stunning computer-controlled visuals, exactly synchronised into jarring, sudden pulses and fluidly drifting cascades. The work portrays the links found between different human beings that are exhibited during uncousciousness. By analysing sleeping brain waves and using this data to control variables of the computer-generated audio and vision, the artist attempts to connect the real and surreal while allowing the computer to partake in the chaos, playfulness and wonder of unconscious thoughts.
The work ties Carl Jung’s idea of a collective unconscious to the autonomous re-arrangement of materials found within the vast expanse of the internet – using archived sounds and images that are decimated, processed and manipulated beyond recognisability into new shapes and forms, all held within a framework of new, computer-generated imagery. Performed live on dual screens and making full use of the extremes of the sound spectrum, the performance transcends normal performance relationships to move into simultaneously physical and surreal spaces.
The Uncanny Valley
The Uncanny Valley is an analogue/digital/acoustic trio straddling the boundaries between improvisation and noise music. Their interest is in the fluid interplay between analogue, digital and acoustic sound sources creating immersive and intricate sound environments. The trio was formed in 2011 and has performed a number of times at the monthly NoizeMaschin!! and Club Zho nights held in Perth, Western Australia.
Christopher de Groot: Doepfer A-100 modular synthesizer, turntables
Sam Gillies: digital processing
Callum Moncrieff: percussion and acoustic sound sources