Video Pool Media Arts Centre: Exhibit - Moirés, October 17 - November 22
Send+Receive: A Festival of Sound and Video Pool Media Arts present the Virtual Reality exhibit Moirés by aesthetic.stalemate & Chloe Alexandra Thompson.
Moirés is a sound-reactive audio-visual environment by Canadian sound artist Chloe Alexandra Thompson and Portland-based multimedia artist Matt Henderson. Thompson's multi-channel sound spatialization meets Henderson's immersive, live-rendered 3D visual landscapes in this engrossing exploration of interference patterns in sound and vision.
Chloe Alexandra Thompson is a Canadian, Cree sound artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. Thompson composes and performs works of sonic minimalism that explore spatial intervention and discrete frequencies using Pure Data, hardware and voice. Thompson's work (2 – 32 channel) has been presented by MUTEK Montreal (Canada), On the Boards (Seattle), Wayward Concert Series (Seattle), Corridor (Seattle), The Wiltern (LA), Qubit (New York), Quiet City (Vancouver, Canada), Subharmonic: Sonic Arts Symposium (PICA), Unity Gain: High Density Loudspeaker Array, and Variform Gallery, among others. She has also presented in collaborations for Converge45, Disjecta, Out of Sight (Seattle), SIX for Subharmonic, PICA Time Based Arts Festival 2016 and 2017, and Nationale.
Matt Henderson melds installation art, music production, film, performance art and virtual reality in his work. He founded DIY performance venue Xhurch, an integral part of Portland's experimental art-music community, co-directed the M.A.S.S. music and performance series and founded artist-run Portland Immersive Media Group and multimedia environment Liminal Passage to explore the creative potential of virtual reality and other experiential art forms. Henderson is developing an Immersive Media program at Portland media arts centre Open Signal and teaches about Virtual and Augmented Realities at Portland Community College's STEAM Spaces.
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