RAN SLAVIN

Live Video

This live video performance is a spontaneous determined composition of video and sound in real time. The data of the image determines and generates the sound unpredictably. With a custom video patch that interprets motion color velocity and mouse movements, the soundtrack is interpreted from the video data in real time. The live video show occurs with considerable loss of control. Text layers operate as a separate layer that conveys messages reminiscent of subtitles and SMS. The viewer is invited to get immeresed in a subjective narrative. The video performances are closely related to installation and are usually site specific when possible, involving multiple projectors and screened on experimental surfaces. Each image is already the next, relaying vastly on the performers sensitivity. Images may be used as purely rhythmic elements or narrative agents. The performer and the audience are both experiencing a momentous composition on the verge of reconfiguration.

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Below: Photos from “Shredder”.
The title “Shredder” refers to the installment as a continuous shredding of information, visual text sound data and screen form.
“Shredder” is a live set but transverses the traditional performer-audience settings. The audience were encouraged to walk through the stage and screens and experience a pixel forest while it was taking place. The performances utilized 3 video beamers projected on 20 transparent screens.
The space dimensions were 10×10 meter width and 5 meter high.

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Below. Images from a recent live show accompanying the release Showing Light [out on False Ind] where a man size crash test dummy doll took the place of the performer. Seated as a laptop musician facing the audience for the whole show while I was controlling the show from backstage. The doll performer was surrounded by video projected on 4 walls including a transparent foreground surface. The venue is a small ex store in Haaliya st Tel Aviv and the window facing the street was tampered with red led light and window text.

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Below. Images from Everything Passage at Passaz Tel Aviv curated by Hagit Werner.

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Shredder at Raw Beats Tel Aviv…………………………………….._

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Pasaz Tel Aviv……………………………………._

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Hamburg_KorberForum……………………………………………_

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Zooz Gallery Interactive……………………………………………………………………………._

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Videoformes………………………………………………………………………._

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Plateaux………………………………………………_

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RS vs CE……………………………………………….._

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Audiovisiva………………………._

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Netwerk………………………………………………._

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Ars Electronica……………………………………………….._