Avanto - Helsinki Media Art Festival 2001. 6-11.11.2001

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One the 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 hypnotic and compelling mixture of all three.

Artistic direction, A/V Composition: Thomas McIntosh, Mikko Hynninen and Emmanuel Madan, Construction: Brian Clark, Engineer 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 Premiere

Saturday 23.11.2002 - Lume
16:00 - [plumb]: Ondulation