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    BLACKLIGHT

    an immersive laser performance by Alberto Novello ++ experimental a/v sets from blend.mode and visualaudio.

    dadageek is honored to present an evening of experimental a/v featuring a special performance of BLACKLIGHT by internationally recognized Italian laser artist Alberto Novello (aka JesterN). In BLACKLIGHT, Novello uses a custom laser system to paint evolving worlds on a custom-made photosensitive canvas. In contrast with the frenetic but precise laser movements, structures with minute details slowly emerge resembling cities, forests, and alien architectures. BLACKLIGHT is a contemplative live performance in which time is dilated to counterbalance the haste of modern times, having invisible light revealing what is hidden, with phosphor extending its trace, capturing the passage of time.

    PLUS: Experimental a/v performances on the dadaLab immersive projection system by blend.mode and visualaudio.

    Saturday, April 27, 2024

    Doors @ 7:30p | Performances @ 8p

    dadaLab - 2008 Alexander Ave.

    $25 General Admission Online | $35 Day of Event

    PLEASE NOTE: We are limiting the available tickets for this event. This is designed to ensure an optimal experience for all attendees. 



    Artists

    Alberto Novello (JesterN)

    Alberto Novello a.k.a. JesterN’s practice repurposes found or decontextualized analog devices to investigate the connections between light and sound in the form of contemplative installations and performances. He repairs and modifies tools from our analog past: oscilloscopes, early game consoles, analog video mixers, and lasers. He is attracted to their intrinsic limitations and strong ‘personalities’: fluid beam movement, vivid colors, infinite resolution, absence of frame rate, and line aesthetics. By using these forgotten devices, he exposes the public to the aesthetic differences between the ubiquitous digital projections and the vibrance of analog beams, engaging them to reflect on the sociopolitical impact of technology in a retrospective on technologisation: what ‘old’ means, and what value the ‘new’ really adds. His productions in the form of performances, talks, papers, and compositions have been presented at Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museo Reina Sofa Madrid, Ars Electronica Linz, Amsterdam Dance Event, Venice Biennale, National Art Museo of Lima, New York Computer Music Festival, Bozar Bruxelles, BOA Biennale Porto, Rewire Festival Den Haag, Glasgow Contemporary Art Center, National Art Museum Buenos Aires, Dom Moskow, Seoul International Music Festival, Imagen Festival Colombia, Rome University of Fine Arts, to mention a few.

    He has released records for Staalplat, Bowindo, Elli Records, Dobialabel, Setoladimaiale, Ante- Rasa, and Creative Sources.

    He graduated in Nuclear Physics at the University of Trieste, completed the Master Art Science Technologies with Jean Claude Risset, obtained a Ph.D. degree at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven with Armin Kohlrausch, and graduated in Electronic Music at the Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatory of Den Haag. He worked for Texas Instruments, Philips Research, and Auro Technologies creating software for their audio applications. He has assisted Alvin Lucier, David Behrman, Nicholas Collins, and Trevor Wishart. He has improvised with Evan Parker, Butch Morris, Karl Berger, Rob Mazurek and Tristan Honsinger. He was invited professor at Sussex University, MICA Baltimore, SAIC Chicago, Tallin University, Den Haag Conservatory, Turin Conservatory, IEM Graz, Champaign-Urbana University, and CMMAS Mexico among others.

    blend.mode


    blend.mode is the mind-altering a/v project of generative alchemists panoptikon.party and devrasplexi. This duo specializes in creating immersive artworks that explore the interaction of mesmerizing visual design and pulsating electronic music. These multi-sensory experiences invite audiences on a journey through the ever-changing digital cosmos.

    visualaudio

    Matt Lindenberger of VisualAudio is a musician, creative, and multimedia artist with two decades of experience exploring the connection of sound, image and live audiovisual performance. As a classically trained musician, life long techie, and electronic music geek - his works merge generative AI, immersive multimedia experiences, and deep electronic grooves.

    dadageek is a non-profit community of immersive artists and electronic musicians. Our mission is to offer education and community to those creating at the intersection of art, interactive media, and tech. Our community is filled with talented and creative technologists with a passion for sharing their expertise with others.

    dadaLab is an immersive art studio and event space working at the intersection of art, design, and technology


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