This event pairs musicians
and visual artists in a new collaborative project enacted in
live performances. The bands Growing, New Humans, and VOY have
each selected a video artist to create new work related to
their sound resulting in a cross-fertilization between music,
visual art, the performers and viewers.
New Humans' performances are characterized by visual
graphic elements that nod to minimalist sculpture and Op-Art,
intersected with experimental music and noise as a complete
synesthetic experience. Repetitive patterning, collapse of
boundary and object, and the unraveling of seriality over time
are their continuing visual and aural motifs.
Founded in Olympia, Wash., avant-rock duo Growing is
concerned with duration and
collage by way of sound. "…it was not quite true
that the thing 'came about;' we had gone along with it too.
Only now, and thus after the event, looking back, in hindsight,
does the way it 'all came about' seem over, finished, unalterable,
finite, so tremendously fast, and so terribly opaque."-
+ Kirby Conn
Los Angeles based art-pop band VOY moves air with electric
machines, and claims that the pop song form is harder than
it looks on TV. They sing feel-good, sad-songs which are on
the verge of danceable.