URBAN FLASHES III - 城市閃爍 III | VERNISSAGE: 10 FEBRUARY 2012, 20.00

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URBAN FLASHES III
城市閃爍 III
FEBRUARY 10–18, 2012
OPENING : 20:00, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
EXHIBITION,11-18 FEBRUARY 12:00-18:00

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IDOLONSTUDIO <http://www.idolonstudio.com/> and LEAP <http://www.leapknecht.de/>
present Urban Flashes III, featuring the works
W.A.V.E. by YiLab and Refractive Index by Jamie Allen.
The exhibition will open on February 10 and will be on view until February
18.
The opening will include a live concert by sound artists CHANG
Yung-Ta<http://vimeo.com/29149258>
,
YEH Ting-Hao and Jamie Allen
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow9debGDDSw> beginning
at 9.00 pm.
The concerts will be available via livestream on
<http://bit.ly/uXRgyq><http://bit.ly/uXRgyq>
http://bit.ly/uXRgyq

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W.A.V.E. <http://vimeo.com/34209219> is an installation-performance by SU
Wen-Chi’s (蘇文琪) and CHANG
Yung-Ta (張永達) contemporary dance company YiLab. It examines how
we exist and transform in an increasingly complex urban environment-
moving from natural to artificial and even alienated spaces, and  from the
sensory experience of social spaces to the virtual network.
W.A.V.E. visually maps these changes and invites the public to physically
experience them. The work evolves around the solitary existence of
a human figure inside a large city-matrix, a virtual, interactive network
integrating LED light, sound installation and projections.

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Refractive Index <http://vimeo.com/32691296> (work in progress) by Jamie
Allen launches a multi-city
nighttime installation programme for large-scale public digital media
displays.
In collaboration with London 2012 Creative Programming and the BBC Big
Screens programme, and graphics programmers Tom Schofield and David
Gauthier, this series of after-dark installation projects for public media
facades continues work looking at the way digital media infrastructure
changes our view of ourselves. Media systems - particularly as they become
increasingly always on and everywhere - are not simply sites of
content-delivery.
Every pixel we light up, in turn illuminates an environment surrounding it.
Screens are dynamic stage-lighting for the pageantry of our cities.
Refractive Index treats digital displays as modern-day camera obscura for
the digital metropolis. ‘What does the screen see?

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Biographies

YiLab <http://yilabonmode.blogspot.com/> (一當代舞團). Founded in 2005 by SU
Wen-Chi (蘇文琪). YiLab. is
currently working on integrating new technology with performing arts, and
seeking to present new performance formats.

SU Wen-Chi
Trained in Taiwan as dancer and afterward in new media art, Wen-Chi has
been working between Taiwan and Belgium. Since 2002, she is the core
member of the Belgium’s Arco Renz / Kobalt Works contemporary dance
company, in 2005 she founded YiLab. in Taiwan,  an experimental group for
new media performance. Since 2002 Wen-Chi engages in an ongoing
discourse that confronts her own artistic and cultural background with her
experiences in Europe. Since 2007 her artistic research has shifted to
combining dance with new media art, she created a dance installation
“Attention Travaux” (2007), multi-media performances “LOOP ME” (2009)
“ReMove Me”(2010) and W.A.V.E. (2011).

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CHANG Yung-Ta <http://changyungta.blogspot.com/> (張永達), Taipei based sound
artist. Born in 1981, Nantou,
Taiwan. Graduated from the Taipei National University of the Art, major in
digital art. Yung-Ta’s works take on a variety of forms such as
Audio-Visual,
experimental sound, installations and live performances. He composes
time-based sculpture with field recording sources and digitally generated
noise
where the exquisite and violent coexist. In his work he  combines minimal,
ambient complexities, making real-time generate Audio-Visual which
synchronized and present the detail, high quality video work collaborating
with
independent dancers and visual artists. His works have been featured in
numerous group shows and festivals throughout Asia, Europe, North and South
America.

YEH Ting-Hao
His work focuses on the relationship between media art and sub-cultures,
especially in the field of audio-visual performances.
Because of his background in digital animation, he is particularly
dedicated to
ve performances based on Real Time-Processing.

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Jamie Allen <http://www.heavyside.net/> is a Canadian artist currently
residing in the UK. With circuitMusic,
he uses raw op amp components with minimal effects to experiment and
revel in the sound of pure, electric signals. Allen’s compositions are
streamlined, yet remarkably varied with harsh walls of static, dense drones,
and playful rhythms all vying for the listener’s headspace.

Jamie Allen’s circuitMusic project started as an exercise in radical
improvisation – analog oscillators were built from bare circuitry and a
breadboard while performing. Since then the live show has turned into a
noise-synthesis project where signals from the home-made performance rig are
offered to the audience as both audible sound and stroboscopic white light.
Light and noise are shaped and into drones and pulses of raw static and
electricity.

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Urban Flashes is a four part exhibition series curated
by WANG Chun-Chi <http://www.chunchiwang.de/curatorial.html>(王 俊琪).
The exhibition series explores the work of four groups of artists who make
new
media such as light, sound, new technology and installation. Contemporary
artists play freely with materials and forms. They construct laboratories of
perception, focusing on human perception and the ability to manipulate and
condition it. The artists work with a direct reference to the modern
environment and use its artifacts such as strobe lights and spot lights to
create
light spaces situated between sensual experience and scientific experiment.
The spatial and temporal structures are deconstructed by means of
projection.
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