A Synesthete's Atlas - Eric Theise & Brett Darling (aka Spider Lights)
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Art Lab Fort Collins
Real time cartographic improvisations using projected, manipulated digital maps by Eric Theise, in live collaboration with noise magician Brett Darling (aka Spider Lights).
A visual wash of street grids, land masses, water bodies, and curiosities from built and natural environments. Saturated colors. The subtlest of tints. Unreal spaces for formerly-real sounds. Glitches in crowdsourced data. Jittery zooms and pans. Orphaned information and free-floating symbology.
The performance will last 50 minutes, and will occasionally introduce strobing effects that may affect photosensitive viewers.
Eric Theise is a San Francisco-based artist and geospatial software developer. Through video and realtime performance tools he reinvigorates the perceptual inquiries of structural filmmakers, experimental animators, op artists, and the Light and Space movement as new possibilities in the realm of digital cartography.
spider lights: Improvisational experimental music and soundscapes utilizing modular synthesis