( i n s t a l l a t i o n / p e r f o r m a n c e s )
( ) UR
an Ambient Noise Sound Installation/Performance with Jeremy Slater
perfomed/installed at the Front Room Gallery in Brooklyn, New York
) UR performance at
the Front Room Gallery
Dimensions: 8' in diameter.
12 speakers mounted on the wall, Mac, video monitors, guitar w/ebow, wireless
microphone, video projection
UR was one of the earliest
human settlements (city) in "the fertile crescent". It is also a prefix that
you use to suggest something in its early stage of development, like proto — the dictionary says "UR-
comb. form. forming words with the sense of 'primitive, original, earliest'.
-from UR: an evening of Media Performance
) UR is an installation/performance which creates an ambient space that
the viewer can occupy and contemplate as it gradually changes over time. The performance creates an unobtrusive environment in which viewer
can meditate within the controlled space of the gallery. The work often deals wit the juxtaposition between the outside environment and the
inside environment. The piece mixes control and chance using loops and sound created live and ambient sounds and images
Video and sound loops are mixed
in real-time with accompanying guitar and ambient sound from outside. The
sound created is somewhere between ambient and noise. The installation stands alone in the
gallery with looping sound and video that is interactive. The viewer can mix the video and sound with a keyboard and mouse in real-time.
Untouched, the work will loop continuously where the viewer left off.
Detail of the video monitor that
was projected simultaneously