Sep 4 - Oct 31, 2015 | Listen @ Generator, Burlington, VT
|Date:||Sep 4 - Oct 31, 2015
|Where:||Generator, 250 Main St., Burlington, VT|
|Listen is an exhibit that showcases the work of Sean Clute during his artist in residency at Generator in Burlington, Vermont. In the spirit of the maker movement, Sean created a number of electronic instruments that reveal inaudible electromagnetic and acoustic sounds. Photographs, circuits, and other artifacts on display become evidence of his sonic adventures in the landscape of Vermont. Also included, is documentation using these instruments in collaboration with intermedia performance group Double Vision, choreographer Polly Motley, and artist Heidi Boisvert.
In July and August of 2015 Sean Clute was awarded a Maker in Residence at Generator. Generator “aims to be a community of collaboration among artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to foster a fertile environment for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.“ While in residence, Clute experimented with analogue electronic sound instruments inspired by the writings/schematics of Nicolas Collins and David Tudor.
Sean would like to thank Generator, Lars Hasselblad Torres, Leif Hunneman and Scott Fusare for their support in this experiment.
April 25, 2015 | ANIMAL @ Spruce Peak, Stowe, VT
|Date:||April 25 [SAT], 2015 @ 7PM|
|Where:||Spruce Peak Performing Arts, 122 Hourglass Dr., Stowe, VT|
|Cost:||$20 in advance; $25 after 5:00 p.m. day of show. Dance student discount code: 20AnimaL14|
|Info/Tix||Spruce Peak Arts|
|ANIMAL is an interdisciplinary production of dance, film, live sound, original costuming, intricate lighting design, and conceptual photography.
ANIMAL features director Hanna Satterlee, dancers Marly Spieser-Schneider, Avi Waring, Tierney Munger, film Lukas Huffman and music Sean Clute and Otto Mueller.
Jan 29 - Feb 27, 2015 | Memory Reset @ Building Imagination Center, Modesto, CA
|Date:||January 29 - February 27, 2015 @ MON-WED 12PM-5PM, THU-SAT 12PM-9PM|
|Where:||Building Imagination Center, 139 W. Main St., Turlock, CA|
|Info:||Building Imagination Center|
|Memory Reset and the Great Modesto Bouncy Thing is a video installation that uses a distributed network to visually reconstruct friends jumping together on an inflatable structure in the outskirts of the Central Valley, CA. Projected on two screens, found footage of the jumpers is blurred, cut-up and colorized. The viewer can imagine the composite of each screen depicting the original footage, while if viewing only a single screen, the viewer experiences only part of the total. The video installation is a reminder of how both the brain and digital technology can record, store and transform memories.
As English poet Stephen Spender exclaimed "Memory is not exactly memory. It is more like a prong, upon which a calendar of similar experiences happening throughout the years, collect. A memory once clearly stated ceases to be a memory, it becomes perpetually present, because every time we experience something which recalls it, the clear and lucid original experience imposes its formal beauty on the new experiences. It is thus no longer memory but an experience lived through again and again." The video installation Memory Reset, while influenced by the idea of memory, isn't an attempt to emulate it as a human would. Rather, video pixels are programmed to algorithmically construct half of the computer's video matrix. For example, one screen may present half of the colors used in the original while the other projector shows the remaining half. Furthermore, the video installation randomly cycles through many processes (nothing is fixed). Because two computers are networked, the subsequent projections always sum the complete image.
As a personal aside, the impetus for the installation was an invitation from Professor Jessica Gomula to present in the Building Imagination center in Modesto. The original video footage was taken on Thanksgiving Day in 2009 after enjoying turkey at her house. Our friends, Jason B. Jones, Michael Wehner, Nicole Zvarik, Pauline Jennings and Savannah Zvarik can be seen jumping on a large inflatable at the Dell'Osso Family Farm in Modesto. Just who and how the video was taken I cannot remember. It was found on an old Lacie external in my closet in 2015.
Cal State University Stanislaus’ Building Imagination Center is an exhibit space for video art, with a focus on the creation of new and original films of and with the local community. The Center aims to create a vibrant activation of the Central Valley through video screenings; video training opportunities; and a new video arts presence in California’s Central Valley.