Swiss artist Marcel Zaes, currently doing his residency at Pro Helvetia New Delhi, premiers his latest work, ‘Pulsations’, in Bangalore.
Pulsations is a performance with an experimental pulse generator and tiny “trash” speakers that serve as resonating bodies for the abstract pulsations that are generated entirely digitally. As is suggested by the title, Marcel Zaes, in his new work, deploys digital pulses and material resonance as his material.
Pulsations [solo] is a conglomerate of several software tools that Zaes is developing in the scope of his doctoral research at Brown University, USA, where he is earning his PhD while specialising in advanced digital temporalities. These tools are assembled into a larger performative array—one could even say, an “instrument.” Each of the multiple speakers has its own voice, and each voice follows the same principles based on stuttering, swarming, and Gaussian deviation from a given pulse. The over- all outcome is an ever-pulsing swarm that is spatial and while deeply repetitive, will always slightly change and never quite sound the same.
The evening also marks the launch of Pro Helvetia New Delhi‘s programme for Season II of 2018 (July – December 2018).
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