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 am a Chicago-based artist, educator, museum worker, and archivist. My videos, open-source tools, and real-time audio/video performances undermine the interfaces and break through the algorithms of digital and analog systems, examining hidden power structures and liberating latent aesthetic materialities in cathartic and captivating compositions.
I am an Adjunct Associate Professor in the department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Collection Manager of the Roger Brown Study Collection.
September 10, 2022, 8:30 pm CRT Flux Phaser/RGB.VGA.VOLT performance at The Latent Space for the "Control Signals" exhibition performance series, Chicago, IL
August 13, 2022, 8:30 pm CRT Flux Phaser/RGB.VGA.VOLT and Cracked Ray Tube performance at The Latent Space for the "Control Signals" exhibition performance series, Chicago, IL
August 6, 2022, 7:00 pm opening for "Control Signals" solo exhibition at The Latent Space, Chicago, IL
August 6 - September 10, 2022 "Control Signals" solo exhibition at The Latent Space, Chicago, IL