This week we were really honoured to talk to two fantastically clever artists who make use of technology in their work. Artist/performer Sarah Angliss has been researching the Uncanny Valley, and we hear about some of the eerie musical experiences she has created, for the Adam Curtis "It Felt Like A Kiss" piece and elsewhere. Sarah plays everything from the piano to the theramin and frequently makes use of automata and robots in her witty and evocative shows.
Paul B Davis is an artist and lecturer at Goldsmiths, well-known for his work with computer art/music collective Beige, particularly NES cartridge hacking. Beige were among the first to record audio data for 8-bit computers onto a vinyl music LP - "vinyl for software distribution". Both classically-trained musicians, both drawn to a historical aesthetic that goes beyond simple nostalgia, and both fascinated by the technical and creative process of art-making, Paul and Sarah find they have much in common.
- The Kinetica Art Fair, where Sarah is exhibiting this year.
- Paul's 8-bit music 'Dollars', programmed on a Commodore 64.
- Paul's website
- Sarah's website
- Astro Wars is currently going for £4.95 on Ebay
- Short video of our trip to Tatsuo Miyajima exhibition, by Paul Mison
who was also there!
Posted: January 14th, 2010 | 2 Comments »