at Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Center, CYBERFEST-2009
Parallel Program to the Third Moscow Biennale
Art Fair UNIVERSAM
September 25, 2009
at 10:00 PM
at the UNIVERSAM Fair,
5 Pushkinskaya Pl. The Izvestia Building
Painting and graphics coming to life on the screen; a jam session of
VJ, drummer and dancer; an opportunity for each viewer to control the
projection on his own and to print out the best frame – all this is the
DRUMPAINTING, a unique program developed by the СYLAND Media Lab. With
this tool, any artist can create his or her own DRUMPAINTING.
Concept: Anna Frants
Computer Programming: Mikhail Chernov
Curator: Marina Koldobskaya
Based on the performance of Kazu Yanagi; graphics prepared by Vladimir Lilo
Drumpainting in Japan
In the beginning of July 2009, Cyland MediaArtLab (Anna Frants and
Marina Koldobskaya in particular) organized series of presentations in
Japan, in Kurogava Inn Museum, Konya 2023 gallery and elementary school
CYLAND laboratory presents new project: DRUMPAINTING
- an audio-visual performance, based on custom software and hardware.
Premiere will be on 11 of june, 19:00 pm, Moscow time, small hall of
NCCA. We also plan an online broadcast.
DRUMPAINTING cybersystem was designed by CYLAND
medialab (collaboration between National Center of Contemporary Art in
St. Petersburg and St.Petersburg Arts Project, New York). It allows to
transform live sound into moving image, thus realizing an idea of
"colour music" on a modern technological level.
During the performance musician plays several percussion instruments
(in a video fragment was used only toy drum, shooting was done on a
development stage). Signal from each drum is transmitted to a computer.
Custom software transforms it into an image (graphical data prepared by
the artist beforehand). Read more and watch video...
Presentation in Moscow 2008
Presentation in NYC 2008
Streams of images are mixed during the session by the means of custom
interface, creating some kind of an abstract "animation", which is
demonstrated to public during performance. Software allows not only mix
images, but also change colour and size of an image on each channel
(maximum 4), and use several additional effects (multiplication of an
image, change transparency, delay of a previous image, inversion and so
on), to get unlimited variations.
Test session using a toy drum
System can work in automatic mode and in VJ mode. Created during
the session computer "cinema" is a result of cooperation between
musician, artist and vj. During the performance, image is transmitted
to a printer every defined interval of time.