FEED is a fascinating work that exemplifies the current tendencies towards excessive spectacle in cultural production. It is an onslaught of pulsating sensation prefaced with even with legal wavers and warnings about epilepsy and heart conditions. What is a delightful counter point to it’s excess is its simplicity. It is the most basic elements of vision tuned elegantly to a brutal volume where the process of perception is freed and you feel as if you crawled inside a 16 year olds first experiment with video feedback – complete with all it’s raw and powerful innocence.
My first Elektra touch down however, was with Artengine’s favorite electro-acoustic magician – Louis Dufort. The presentation was of a work from Louis, as well as Francisco Lopez and Felix-Antoin Morin. It was a very nice varied program of three works in a small multi-use space at the conservatory. To those who have not had the experience of such rich audio presentation as this, if you can imagine the richest of horror and action films with no visual, no dialog and no score, only foley . . . in complete darkness then this is close. A treat for the ears.