PAIVASCAPES #1 – STRUCTURE, PROCESS AND PERCEPTION OF A RIVER
AUDIOVISUAL LIVE SETS & SCREENINGS
BY ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

CRAIG DONGOSKI (US)
CHARLES STANKIEVECH (CA)
KATHERINE LIBEROVSKAYA (CA)
PHILL NIBLOCK (US)

NODAR (PT)
40º 55’ 3.21’’ N, 8º 3’ 35.42’’ W
Saturday, July 10th, 2010 – 9.00 p.m.

CRAIG DONGOSKI (US)
“Durations: River Paiva”
Work in Progress Screening

“My project involves the study of the river’s contour. I use my study of this encounter to guide my investigation of expressive outcome using piezo contact mics to record the sound of inscription and shotgun microphones to capture the ambience on-site. By walking the contour of the river, I literally engage in the same functional role as the drawing implement, i.e. tracing the contour precisely and directly. The use of maps, video, photographs and tracking devices as foundations for the smaller artifact drawings are essential studies toward next generation large-scale DURATION drawings. The drawings are based initially on the contours. Through the process of repeated interpretations, the work begins to yield strata (literally and metaphorically).”

http://drawingvoices.com/

CHARLES STANKIEVECH (CA)
“Turbine Inferno”
Live video + sound (10 minutes)

Charles Stankievech will be presenting a live audiovisual performance called Turbine Inferno drawing from the material created during the Nodar Paivascapes residency. Turbine Inferno includes audio and video recordings of the wind turbines framing the Paiva river valley (along the Portal do Inferno and the Fragas do Inferno) arranged into a drone composition with micro-tonal glissandi due to phase shifting.

http://www.stankievech.net/

PHILL NIBLOCK (US) & KATHERINE LIBEROVSKAYA (CA)
“Sound Delta+”
LIve sound collage: Phill Niblock
Live video: Katheine Liberovskaya
Duration: approx. 20-30 minutes

“Sound Delta +” is a live audio/live video performance derived from work created in 2008 during the European Sound Delta project.
European Sound Delta was a nomadic art residency that took place during summer 2008: two boats simultaneously navigated upstream on the Danube and Rhine rivers from the Black Sea and the North Sea – over a period of nearly 3 months – to finally meet in Strasbourg. Over thirty international artists were invited to participate on board and in each of the stopover cities to create sound-based projects and produce live concerts along the itinerary.

Niblock and Liberovskaya participated in the very first lap of the Danube boat from Tulcea, in the delta of the Danube between Romania and Bulgaria, until Ruse upstream in Bulgaria. For two weeks they collected audio and video material along the river. This material was the basis of a first live audio/live video performance at the Bridge Festival in Ruse that was also streamed live to the Citysonics Festival in Mons, Belgium, where the Rhine boat was at the time. It was again presented at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Strasbourg where both boats arrived at the end of their journeys in September 2008.

The current performance will be primarily based on Niblock’s and Liberovskaya’s material from the Danube project while incorporating other related recordings and footage into its live mix.

http://www.phillniblock.com
http://www.liberovskaya.net/

KATHERINE LIBEROVSKAYA (CA) & AL MARGOLIS (aka IF, BWANA) (US)
“Frogfields”
Video: Katherine Liberovskaya
Music: Al Margolis (IF, BWANA)
2009-10, approx. 14 minutes

“Frogfields” is an exploration of video voltage-controlled by audio processed via a Sandine synthesizer produced in the context of a residency Liberovskaya and Margolis did at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY. The frog footage was shot at the Bronx Zoo. Frogfields was premiered in June 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic, within the context of a solo exhibition at Skolska28 Gallery.

http://www.liberovskaya.net/
http://www.myspace.com/ifbwana

PHILL NIBLOCK (US)
Film – “Portugal”, looking at the movement of people working along the coastline between Peniche and Caminha, 1981
Music – “EZAZ” (22 min, 2002) the Art Zoyd Ensemble, Maubeuge, France; and “2 Lips – aka Nameless“ (2009, 22:20) for two orchestras, Laboratorium of the Champ d’Action Ensemble, Antwerp (Commissioned by them), a recording from 5 stereo takes (about 75 musicians)

http://www.phillniblock.com