META (AV game simulation and live soundtrack)
2018 - 2019
META is an immersive audio-visual journey into future and unknown worlds, performed live as a game simulation by CLON with a live soundtrack by NWRMNTC.
Inspired by sci-fi narratives and cyberpunk aesthetics, the show invites the audience to explore fictional scenarios depicting interconnected utopian and dystopian worlds. The performance is presented as a view in first person, allowing the public to feel totally immersed in the simulated game and its narrative, like a transient traveler of the virtual space.
During the show, CLON conducts a live journey through a speculative world composed of 5 scenes created using video game tools and techniques. Elements from the physical realm derive into a computer simulated world which exists outside our current systems and rites, blurring the perception of reality. In parallel, the soundtrack is composed and scored live by NWRMNTC featuring cinematic atmospheres with dark ambiences, tribal rhythms and digitally processed voices, which create a mystic palette of imaginary worlds.
CLON is Estela Oliva’s hybrid art project, in which she explores science fiction and speculative scenarios, using new media to blend virtual and physical worlds.
META is a new collaborative project born during a residency in Iceland and developed by the artists in London. The show has been presented at MUTEK Montréal (2019), Sónar Hong Kong (2019), MUTEK Buenos Aires (2019), Amplify (Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Lima, 2019), MIRA Festival (Barcelona, 2019), Inmersiva (CDD de Mexico, 2019), She Makes Noise (Madrid, 2019), Mirage Festival (Lyon, 2019) and KEROXEN (Tenerife, 2018)
Concept, design and creative direction: Estela Oliva (CLON)
Music and sound design: Ana Quiroga (NWRMNTC)
With additional support by
Technical support: Andrew Crowe (MetaObjects)
3D Design: Aitana Basquiat, Aser Perez
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Amplify © 27cult
THE 20/19 PROJECT: THREE PRELUDES (AV)
ANA QUIROGA + PEDRO MAIA
Three audiovisual interludes for The 20/19 Project.
The interludes feature new sound compositions and field recordings by Ana Quiroga recorded in the Kent area and surroundings. And visual footage manipulated and edited by Pedro Maia from Kent 20s, 70s and 00s Emily Richardson 'Aspect'.
The 20/19 are a series of events through sound, film, discussion and drawing. Including three viola sonatas of 1919 by composers Rebecca Clarke, Paul Hindemith and Ernest Bloch and three new audio-visual work by Ana Quiroga and Pedro Maia, using archive film and field recordings from East Kent.
Produced by Studio Will Dutta
The show was premiered in the UK at Westgate Hall (Canterbury, 2019) and performed also at Daphne Oram Creative Arts Building (Canterbury, 2019) and Turner Contemporary (Margate, 2019
BASTET (AV show)
BASTET Live AV was created in collaboration with filmmaker Pedro Maia as part of the presentation tour of Bastet (LCC's second album released on Editions Mego in 2017)
Bastet is a ritual study gliding the path from the rites of the ancient to the realm of the modern. Bastet is the name of the ancient Egyptian goddess closely linked to music and female power who coerced humans to entertain her in order to keep her untamed animalistic side in check. Whilst absorbing this legend the second LCC release presents itself as a vast canvas of ritual, restraint and spacious sonorities. Stark and unnerving Bastet is not reliant on pure electronics as abstract theatre but rather utilises these tools to conjure a world circling the spheres and planes of symbolic human activity.
Pedro Maia works mostly around the concept of analogue cinema, exploring the medium potentiality, and expanding the aesthetic and technological “heritage” of the classic films procedures of working with 16mm and 8mm material.
The show was premiered at Sónar Festival (Barcelona, 2017) and also performed at Berlin Atonal (2017), Barbican Centre (London, 2017) and 100% Psych (Madrid, 2018)
Barbican © Ambra Vernuccio
Live AV show in collaboration with visual artist Alba G. Corral.
Alba G. Corral is a visual artist and creative coder. With a background in computer engineering, Corral has been creating generative art using software and coding for the past decade. Her practice spans across live performance, video, digital media and installation, exploring abstract narratives and expressing sensitivity and taste for colour.
The show was performed at Art's Birthday Party (Stockholm, 2016) and Norbeg Festival (Sweden, 2016)
d/evolution (AV show)
d/evolution Live AV was created in collaboration with visual artist Adrián Cuervo as part of the presentation of d/evolution, LCC's first album released on Editions Mego in 2014.
Encapsulating the paradox between man and earth. d/evolution reflects on the paradigm that is Evolution, and examines the extent to which our development and technological advancement, which is inevitably bound to the extraction and processing of minerals from the earth, has broken and deformed our natural environment. Depleting our resources in an unsustainable way turns what had previously been a symbiotic relationship between humans and the earth into a parasitic one.
Human’s natural rhythms are kept in check by nature’s rhythms, and vice versa. There is a constant fight to maintain the fragile equilibrium. d/evolution plays with this ambiguity play with an ambiguous sound; they juxtapose warm soundscapes with rough sounds, evoking images of urban and natural environments simultaneously and transforming synthetic sounds into organic ones. A journey of sounds, from the highest peaks to the bowels of the Earth.
Adrián Cuervo is a visual artist and researcher. His practices are focused on visual performances, interactive installations and performing arts.
The visual footage and the show were created during a residency at LABoral Art Center (Gijón) and premiered at She Makes Noise Festival (Madrid) in 2015.
©Alba G. Corral
She Makes Noise © Irma Collín
Unstable Society (AV show)
Live AV show in collaboration with visual artist Adrián Cuervo.
Unstable Society was created with public domain archives footage and a original live soundtrack. The show presented a live cinema story about the social crisis from the past and also speculated about a dystopian future repeating the same conflicts. Unstable Society talked about cities, nations, alienations, economy and the role of individuals in society. But, also about the credibility of archival films and how film editing and sound can change the meaning of historical images which we believed immovable, replacing them into a new context. A thin line between reality and fiction.
The show was premiered at LABoral Art Center (Gijón, 2010) and also performed at Live Performers Meeting (Rome, 2011) Loop Festival (Barcelona, 2011) College of Fine Arts (Madrid, 2011) LAB Visiónica (Gijón, 2011) and European Music Day (Gijón, 2011)