audio/visual performance by a. bill miller

november 2nd, 2012 at little berlin gallery :::: appx. duration 12 minutes

This is the fourth live performance of the piece 'grdwrks6000'. The two primary components to the visual side of the project incorporate a live video feed from a camera pointed at the projection field. This input is processed through a feedback loop and as ASCII art.

In performance, the artist controls audio samples that coincide with changes in the visual characteristics. Because live video input is incorporated, any viewer that passes between the projection field and the camera becomes incorporated into the feedback loop.

For the first time during this performance, the video input was positioned directly in front of the vinyl walldrawing installation produced by a. bill miller for the exhibition, and the output was projected right on top of the drawing, producing a layered grid-reactive view of the performance.

'grdwrks6000' has been performed in Chicago, St. Paul, Milwaukee, and Altoona PA.

about the artist

A. Bill Miller is an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at Penn State Altoona. His gridworks, comprised of ASCII drawings/compositions, animated GIFs, live audio/visual performances, and videos have been exhibited nationally and internationally in both exhibitions and festivals.