Capturing Light Frequency by Stephanie Castonguay
PIX FILM Gallery
CAPTURING LIGHT FREQUENCIES
April 29.2021 FREE EVENT ONLINE ( on Live Facebook )
Modified scanner heads are freely used as experimental instruments and are employed as audiovisual interfaces during performance. Capturing the reflection of physical artifacts, such as minerals, electronic waste and bioplastic materials, these instruments translate the analog world into a poetic vision captured by these machines.
This process of magnification and temporal distortion decontextualizes these material objects to reveal an abstract topographic landscape, reminiscent of the visual aesthetics from a spectral analysis. Echoing the origin of technology, the reappropriation of these devices evokes the concepts of time and memory in an archaeological approach to media.
This performance was made possible thanks to the generous technical support of perte de signal. The creation of instruments was supported by the PIX FILM collective during the Studio Immersion Program residency made possible thanks to the financial support of the Petman Foundation, as well as the support of the Fond de Recherche du Québec Société et Culture (FRQSC). The artist would also like to thank Raphaël Demers for his collaboration.