Chris Speed

International Live AV Performance, Saturday 01 June, from 20:00h. Iklectik Art Lab.

Chris Speed is a London based audio-visual artist and daily graphics programmer. His creative practice explores deconstruction as a tool for expression through circuit bent devices, degaussed videotape and code. Computer music is the other main passion in his life, being an experienced VJ for many international labels and collectives. He is currently studying a master’s degree in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Chris proposal is for an iterative 10-15 minute AV piece performed at The Glove that Fits in Hackney, Sister Midnight Records in Deptford and for an upcoming show at the Amersham Arms on March 19th. This performance entitled Soniscope is a technological experiment to encode visuals into music which can be viewed on analogue or
digital oscilloscopes. Chris uses a Microsoft Kinect to 3D scan objects such as skulls and mannequin heads then sonified the process into sound using an openFrameworks based
application called OsciStudio. This is used in combination with a Kaoss Pad and guitar pedals to make Noise/ Techno /Drum & Bass.