EPIC-Tom (the Performance), interspecies audio-visual and theremin performance, 30:00, 2014-ongoing.
A collaboration with Simon Lysander Overstall and Tom (canine)
EPIC-Tom (the performance) broadens the field of new media performance through interspecies collaboration. The project explores Tom’s canine vitality expressed through his vocals and gestures. The use of live animation and micro-sound sampling experiment with extensions of time and experience of space a canine may have when focused on the task at hand. Tom’s vocal recordings are treated using custom software to generate a semblance of his perception. Andreyev accompanies on her theremin—Tom’s vocalizations call forth responses from the vocal-like audio-character of the theremin. The performance includes a live generative animation of Tom imaged jumping for a ball, created using previous motion capture data of his movements. The intention of the project is to consider canine perception, drawing attention to more-than-human creativity.
Julie Andreyev: concept, editing, theremin performance
Simon Overstall: Max/MSP software, performance
Tom: concept, actor, vocals
Jay White: animation of Tom
Richard Overington + Hyuma Frankowski: motion capture support
- 2014 with the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra, curated by Wynne Palmer, Aberthau Mansion, July 17.
- 2014 Interactive Futures 2014: More-Than-Human Worlds, Emily Carr University. Apr 24.
- 2013 “Beyond Human: Artist Animal Collaborations”, curated by Janey Winchell, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Intersections Digital Studios, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
VIVO Media Arts, Vancouver