Biophilia, interspecies recombinant audio-video installation, or performance 2017-18
In collaboration with Simon Lysander Overstall
and birds, insects, plants and trees in a forest.
video above is a 02:06 excerpt from the installation.
Biophilia is an immersive audio video installation that recreates an experience of being in a coastal old growth forest, using recordings made by the artists in Fillongley Provincial Park on Denman Island, BC. The project runs from a computational generative system modeled on the biophony and daily rhythms of the real-world location. Biophilia is a form of ecological aesthetics, weaving the expression of forest creatures with the creative responses of the artists.
Biophilia, the performance, invites participating musicians to respond to the live sound- and video- scape.
exhibitions and performances:
2018, Jan 25. performance, “Time, Light + Sound Series”, Emily Carr University, Vancouver. Performed with musicians DB Boyko and the VOICE OVER mind Choir.
2017, November 2-8. installation, The Western Front, curated by DB Boyko as part of the International Society of Contemporary Music, World New Music Days, Vancouver.
Alexander Varty, “Julie Andreyev and Simon Lysander Overstall’s Biophilia.” Musicworks Magazine, Visions of Sound. Nov 9, 2017. https://www.musicworks.ca/visions-sound/julie-andreyev-and-simon-lysander-overstall’s-biophilia