highlights of last year’s festival was [The User]’s
(CAN) symphony for dot matrix printers. At the festival ending
party Canadian Thomas McIntosh and Finnish Mikko Hynninen decided
to join forces for the Avanto Festival 2002. Hans Samuelson and
David Ozsvari also drafted to complete the group [plumb].
Friday night’s showcase is the
world premiere of [plumbs]’s Ondulation, a changing
composition for water, sound and light. The digital technology
brings to life the simple materials and takes the viewer to an
expedition into the world of physical phenomena. The three elements
are intertwined and choreographed into a forty-minute composition:
sound waves become hydraulic waves and reach the viewer’s
eye as light waves. Ondulation makes sound, a temporary
and invisible physical phenomenon, visible and almost tangible.
The end result is not quite music, sculpture or cinema but a
and compelling mixture of all three.
Artistic direction, A/V
Composition: Thomas McIntosh, Mikko Hynninen and Emmanuel Madan,
for the Digital Realm: Hans Samuelson, Consulting Realworld
Engineer: David Ozsvari
Ondulation is produced by Performance
Architecture with the financial assistance of the Daniel Langlois
Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, le Conseil des arts
et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the
Arts, in partnership with the SAT (Société des arts
technologiques) in Montreal and the Media Centre Lume in Helsinki
and the Finnish Theatre Academy.
Friday 22.11.2002 - Lume
22:00 - [plumb]: Ondulation - World
Saturday 23.11.2002 - Lume
16:00 - [plumb]: Ondulation