CentralSounds: The Janus Switch

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Venue: CentralTrak, 800 Exposition, Dallas, TX 75226
Admission: Free
Season: 2015-16

The closing event of It Came From CalArts features The Janus Switch (2015), a performance work by CalArts alum David Stout that merges real-time generative animation and electronic music into a poetic form of live cinema. The result is paradoxically both highly composed and thoroughly improvisational. The image vocabulary, like music, reveals its source as a kind of fluid state of transitory becoming. The work is driven by the visceral experience produced by the fleeting imagery with the resulting sound/music created by the direct sonification of the kinetic images. The viewer thus enters an unfolding realm of dynamic subjectivity, as the audience must actively complete the circuit to co-create the meaning or apparent “thingness” of what the mind and body is confronting. In this process of “Janus Switching” many things, places and ideas come and go, including allusions to landscape, cellular life, plant forms, mechanistic structures, gateways, glyphs and singing vessels.

Composed and Performed by David Stout

Software created by Cory Metcalf & David Stout



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CentralTrak
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214-824-9302


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