VGA AUDIO/VIDEO SYNTHESIZER STILLS 2010-2013
I created my VGA audio/video synthesizer mainly for realtime performance, but the wide range of its visual output means that it lends itself to the still image. These photographs are the result of hacking VGA cables to enable the red, green, and blue pins of CRT computer monitors to be controlled by bending audio into video, bypassing their user interfaces and exploiting the repressed analog materiality within these consumer devices; they are brief, fleeting moments in explorations of electronic visual noise. Using simple sine waves, video feedback, no-input mixing from a sound mixer, and other sources the VGA video signal is liberated into unstable, perpetually shifting, and often impossible to predict chaotic visualizations.
→On But Does it Float
→On The Creator's Project
→VGA Audio/Video Synthesizer
→Cracked Ray Tube
→VGA Hacking Tutorials
I'm a video/new media artist, educator, writer, and curator living in Chicago, IL. My work undermines the interfaces of consumer electronics and digital structures to liberate their latent audio and video materialities in videos, performances, and installations.
I teach in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and work as the Assistant curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection.
9.23.2016: outdoor interactive video installation at the Paseo Festival in Taos, New Mexico
6.11.2016: performances at the Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico
6.11.2016: hardware hacking and DIY video synthesis workshops at Meow Wolf for the Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico [sign up here]
6.10.2016: performances at the Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico
6.6.2016: hardware hacking and DIY video synthesis workshops, Austin, TX. [sign up here]
6.5.2016: hardware hacking and DIY video synthesis workshop at Oil and Cotton, Dallas, TX. [sign up here]
6.3.2016: performance at Strange Electronics MoHA 2, the Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX.
5.14.2016: RGB.VGA.VOLT HD performance at _r4w.EɌ̶Ɍ̶.b1t5! ___(A) RE:uɹnʇ TO: d1Ɍ+y̶ ̶N̶3WWW_M3DI∆, TCC, Chicago, IL.
1.9.2016: RGB.VGA.VOLT HD and Cracked Ray Tube performance at Strange Electronics MoHA, the Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX.
1.6.2016-1.11.2016: Residency at the Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX.