JAMES.H.CONNOLLY


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
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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.


NEWS/EVENTS

2019

April 2019 essay on Rolling Ryot's Rainforest Reverb published in exhibition catalog for 2019 Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX

February 28, 2019 RGB.VGA.VOLT performance for the Performing Media Festival at Indiana University South Bend

February 18 - March 9, 2019 2019 Romp Through the Sandin Image Processor exhibited in the Performing Media Exhibition at Indiana University South Bend

January 25, 2019 Aesthetic Catharsis in the Era of American Fascists screens at Collective Misnomer's "the way things are. the way they are going to be." at the Dikeou Pop-Up, Denver, CO

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