Friction Sticky Rough  (21:00)

The sound-making procedures of nonstandard synthesis -- iterative and nonlinear in nature -- were the point of departure for the image-making techniques used in Friction Sticky Rough, a sound and image installation for multiple video projection and loudspeakers. The sound component of the piece is based on iterative functional sound synthesis, which involves developing musical structures by manipulating interactions at the sound-particle level. In developing the image component, I set out to parallel this micro-compositional approach and to create a visual analog of the sound. The video consists of simulations of particle paths that provide a highly complex continuous medium for the transformation of nonlinear flow fields by means of particle-to-object interactions.


Diapason Gallery for Sound and Intermedia, Multiple Image Installation with 6.2 Surround Sound, New York, October 2002.

Performance, ICMC Festival, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, September 2004.

Selection, 30e Concours International de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges, Bourges, France, 2003, (sound and image installation).

What Sound Does a Color Make? is a travelling exhibition (2005-2007) organised & circulated by iCi, (Independent Curators International), Susan Hapgood, Director and Amy Owens, Assc. of Exhibitions. Curated by Kathleen Ford, Produced by Benjamin Godsill, Essay by Kathleen Ford, Interview with Naut Humon and Steina Vasulka, New York, NY.

Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Steve Tremble, Director, Benjamin Weil, Curatorial Chair, (New York), Performance by Steven Vitiello and Andrew Deutsch, Spring 2005.

Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 4 – December 31, 2005.

Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Baltimore, Maryland, February 2 – March 18, 2006.

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand., 20 May - 16 July 2006

University of Hawaii Art Gallery at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 4 – April 13, 2007.

The premiere of What Sound Does a Color Make? features contemporary and historical works by an internationally diverse group of artists who manipulate sound with image and image with sound. The show includes artists who likewise use technology to inspire a renewed consciousness of highly un-technological experiences -- physicality, human cognition, and perception. Featuring work by Scott Arford, Jim Campbell, D-Fuse with Scanner, Thom Kubli, Granular Synthesis, Gary Hill, Fred Szymanski, Atau Tanaka, Stephen Vitiello, Nam June Paik, Steina and Woody Vasulka.