Thu. 23 May 2019
School of Arts — Zwarte Zaal Ghent
Doors at 20:30

The Fluid Computer expo opening and LP launch

Floris Vanhoof (BE)

KASK School of Arts, KASKcinema and KRAAK present the 'The Fluid Computer' expo by Floris Vanhoof, featuring three installations and two events and celebrating a new release
'The Fluid Computer', 'Polyhedra' and 'Talking Gongs' will be on display in and around the Zwarte Zaal, KASK, from 24 May to 2 June, Mon-Sun, 2-6 pm.

The opening evening features 'The Fluid Computer' LP and book presentation, followed by Alvin Lucier's pioneering Vespers.


Thu. 23 May 2019
Zwarte Zaal, Glazen Gang, garden, KASK School of Arts, Ghent, Louis Pasteurlaan 2, Ghent

19:00expo opening and LP presentation
20:00performance by Floris Vanhoof
20:30performance of 'Vespers'

Floris Vanhoof

Floris Vanhoof combines homemade musical circuits with abandoned projection technologies for audiovisual installations, expanded cinema performances and music releases. Experimenting with cross-medium translation and compatibility, he questions our viewing patterns and the possibility of the new perspectives to emerge. Vanhoof builds his own instruments to discover the border between image, light and sound. Regardless of nostalgia, he purposively chooses analog technology, reinventing 'high-tech' and looking for the ways to make old images with new media.
'The Fluid Computer' LP is out on KRAAK on 3 May 2019. The photobook contains multiple exposures made on 35mm slides projected during concerts, while the record comes with two new pieces made with DIY musical apparatus, field recordings and tape manipulation. Together they serve as a trigger to deconstruct the ubiquitous algorithmic and electronic machinery, and to reincarnate forgotten technologies.
The title of the release comes from the book ‘The Pattern on the Stone’ by W. Daniel Hillis.

Alvin Lucier

Alvin Lucier is a pioneering American composer, writer and visual artist. He might be best known for his avant-garde exploration of sonic environments and the use of performer's physical gestures and neural impulses. The significant part of his longstanding oeuvre ventures towards sounds that we would never perceive under ordinary circumstances.
In Vespers (1969) performers with Sondols (sonar-dolphin), hand-held pulse wave oscillators, explore the acoustic characteristics of given indoor or outdoor spaces. This is made possible by monitoring the echoes of the pulse waves off the walls, floors and ceilings, as well as any objects or physical obstacles in range of the sound waves. Over time, a sound experience of the space is created.