13 Volts and 1 Carrot | 2007
13 Volts and 1 Carrot is an improvised interactive performance using real-time sound processing. The narrative in "13 Volts and 1 Carrot" is a surreal response to cultural issues of the stranger and the local community, based on various sources as folklore from Northern Europe, and police films from the 30's, communicated through sound and movements.
It is movements and gestures that change the sound. There are in the current version nine sensors are attached to the body, which responds to gestures. The whole performance is improvised and interacts with the environment and the audience.
"13 Volts and 1 Carrot" is a non-linear narrative field - to be examined in terms of movements, gestures, actions, light, darkness, tempo, loudness and silence. The sounds used are all processed in real-time.
The gestural interface is built on a PIC micro controller, and the sound is processed using MAX/MSP. The length of the performance varies from 10 – 30 minutes.
13 Volts and 1 Carrot was presented at PERFORMA 07, The second Visual Arts Performance Biennal in New York City, November 10, 2007.
Commissioned by New Composers Series for White Noise ll, White Box Gallery, New York.
Curator Esa Nickle.
Tour10-11-2007 PERFORMA 07, The Second Visual Art Performance Biennial, New York City, USA
New Composers Series / New York 2007