Audio Visual Orchestra
The artwork of the Audio Visual Orchestra explores the relationship between hallucination and technology, between the natural and the artificial and between the everyday and the mystical. This project recreates an altered state of consciousness in the viewer through solely technological means. It is fractaline, chaotic and self-organising in form. These pieces represent a shared space between the physical and the virtual, the brain and the mind. The music, video and dance were all performed in real-time, live, in the moment, without any post-production at all.
Unusually, these visuals were made without the use of a single computer, instead the Audio Visual Orchestra re-appropriated a range of analogue equipment, resulting in these beautiful images. The pieces represent a multi-disciplinary collaboration between a number of art forms and practices.
The Audio Visual Orchestra brings together dancers, musicians and video artists, working to create stunning live art pieces, with an emphasis on combining the spiritual with the technological, culminating in artworks that will react dynamically to your presence. As you stand in the space huge screens show an image of you with colours and shapes flying around your body. Using a wide range of interfaces from push-able buttons to immaterial triggers it is now possible to create beautiful moving images in space. These stunning visuals are complimented by strange echoing sounds that react to any noise you make. The sounds and the visuals can be intrinsically linked creating a true synaesthesia.
Sean Eisenstein is the Director of the Audio Visual Orchestra.