[Video] Phillip Stears: Imminent Shift

In this event at Church For All Nations, Phillip Stearns was exploring the physiological dimensions of electronic media reduced to their elementary components: light and sound. This event was part of 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival, in partnership with Church For All Nations and Hells Kitchen Cultural Center / Rhythm In The Kitchen Festival.

Wed, June 5, 2013: http://www.harvestworks.org/?p=3701

Phillip Stearns: Imminent Shift

Imminent Shift is a performance exploring the physiological dimensions of electronic media reduced to their elementary components: light and sound. An instrument fashioned from analog mixing boards and custom hybrid digital electronics will activate the performance space both sonically and visually. Electronic signals originating from the interaction between fixed oscillations and dynamic feedback loops will form the basis all for sonic and visual material as control signals for speakers and fluorescent lights. The performance takes as its subject the technological conditions which make it possible. This circularity places the medium itself, the instrument, the performer, and the space as the content. Immediacy of experience is favored over the construction of mediated illusion.

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Phillip Stearns received his MFA in music composition and integrated media from the Cal Arts in 2007 and his BS in music technology from UC Denver in 2005. Deconstruction, dissection, and reconfiguration are methods he commonly employs in his hands-on approach of using electronics to create phenomenological works of light and sound. Through the application of extended techniques for electronic media, the circuit is explored as a means for sculpting electricity and a site for critical inquiry. http://phillipstearns.com

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