SEE has paired up with Avant Whatever to present three performances in the Blackbox. Expect audio filled with broken electronics, error, accident and some occult.
Who: Stephen Cornford (UK), Laura Hunt (Syd) and Richard Kamerman (USA)
When: 7pm, 11 July
Where: Blackbox, UNSW Art & Design, Paddington.
Stephen Cornford is an audio-visual artist working between installation and performance. His practice is concerned with reconfiguring consumer electronics as expressive and reflective devices. He studied at The Slade School of Fine Art and Dartington College of Arts and is currently a PhD candidate at Winchester School of Art with Jussi Parikka and Ian Dawson. Stephen has had solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Berlin, Brighton, Bergen, Ljubljana & London and his work has been included in group exhibitions at the ZKM Center for Art & Media, Karlsruhe; ICC, Tokyo; Haus der Electronische Kunst, Basel; Sigma Foundation, Venice and at Bienalles in Lodz and Poznan.He is co-director the Audiograft Festival in Oxford and the Consumer Waste record label and is a founder member of Bristol Experimental and Expanded Film. His audio work has been published by Rumpsti Pumsti, VLZprodukt, Senufo Editions, MoTA, Winds Measure, 3leaves, Vitrine, Mantile and Accidie and he has collaborated with Ben Gwilliam, Patrick Farmer, Daniel Bennett and Samuel Rodgers among others.
Laura Hunt (Syd) is an electronic musician and sound/new media artist based in Sydney. Her current practice stems from an interest in tech meditation – virtual modes of hypnosis and contemporary sonic rituals. Hunt twists the meditative sensibility to form her alternate reality where sound can transport you to (among other things) a sexier self. Her art practice involves sound and video installations using 3D moving image and temporal sculpture works about where desire, politics, occult and sound intersects. Hunt has an honours degree in Fine Arts from Sydney College of the Arts. Her practice has seen her perform and exhibit extensively locally, interstate and internationally in Europe and New Zealand. She has released music with various collaborative projects (WDK and Ghastly Spats) on labels RIP society, Body Promise and Paradise Daily, as well as having studio residencies and exhibitions at Firstdraft, Cite International Des Arts, Paris and The Auxiliary, UK.
Richard Kamerman (b. NYC, 1985) has been breaking electronics and crashing computers while trying to coax interesting and unpredictable sounds out of them for over a decade. Occasionally, he has also presented himself as a more serious composer of re-performable written music. Keywords: amplification, magnification, obfuscation, systems design, game theory, patterns, human error, accident, failure. Although a firm believer in the axiom that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” he ceased collecting his instruments from piles of junk left on the curb several years ago, fearing he might bring home bedbugs. Recordings of his solo or collaborative works have been released by Erstwhile Records, Pilgrim Talk, Contour Editions, RRRecords, and Engraved Glass, among others. Kamerman has performed or had his music performed throughout the US as well as internationally in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Chile. He also runs the small-press music label, Copy For Your Records.