29 September 2017, 21:00 - 23:00
@ Eastern Bloc [7240 Clark]
- Jean-François & Jérôme Blanquet [FR]
“Data_connection,” referring to the film “The French Connection” directed by William Friedkin, is a data stream performance.
With a downloaded set of texts encoded in digital signal on audio cassettes and an apparatus of cassette players, a sonic landscape is woven through improvisation. The hypnotizing audio stream thus generated is decoded from its textual substance by way of several computers. The texts are spit out by the machines in a video stream and then rearranged using mixers for a real-time interpretation of the data flow. The spectator is immersed in aflow of data all the while witnessing a live visual decoding - uncertain and random at times - of the content contained in the stream. The decoded texts reveal the existence of a parallel world, created by algorithms, a civilization"on speed" and totally out of control.