No Patent Pending #31 ism iii
No Patent Pending #31 ism iii
Sound that balances on the borders with sound, spaciality and movement is the basis for No Patent Pending, a traveling series of interdisciplinary performances focusing on sound. iii presents the 31th edition of its nomadic performance series No Patent Pending at STUK, Leuven’s house for Dance Image and Sound.
Montreal native Myriam Bleau is a composer, multimedia artist and performer who creates mesmerizing audiovisual systems that transcend the screen. Taking the shape of sound installations and performance specific musical interfaces, her works explore the limits between musical performance and digital arts, and are infused with a hybrid practice that integrates hip hop, techno and the more experimental fringe of electronic composition.
Doron Sadja is an American artist, composer, and curator whose work explores modes of perception and the experience of sound, light, and space. Working primarily with multichannel spatialized sound - combining pristine electronics with lush romantic synthesizers, extreme frequencies, dense noise, and computer-enhanced acoustic instruments, Sadja creates post-human, hyper-emotive sonic architecture. Although each of Sadja’s works are striking in their singular and focused approach, his output is diverse: spanning everything from immersive multichannel sound pieces to sexually provocative performance / installation works, and stroboscopic smoke, mirror, laser, and projection shows.
Erfan Abdi is an Iranian artist, designer and performer based in The Hague since 2009. He has a background in visual art and design, while he has also experimented with electronic music, video art, computer programming, physical computing and with constructing physical models for haptic controllers.
Creating sensory stimulation to invoke active perception is Erfan’s way of investigating the intra-actions between the artist, the instrument, and the audience. In his instrument design practice, he takes advantage of the possibilities offered by DIY technology, and employs found or repurposed material, seeking alternative ways to connect to the world of production and consumption.
Focusing on the potential of listening to establish new connections between people, places and objects, Matteo Marangoni’s performances and installations employ field recordings, sound archives, computer programming and DIY electronics. Finding unconventional uses for audio technologies and other media, his work probes the relationship between sound, space and the body, approaching the body of the listener through physical experiences that collapse and reshape the space between subject and object.
Dieter Vandoren is a Belgian artist, performer and developer. His work draws from diverse backgrounds in music, IT and experimental architecture and revolves around the creation and play of spatial, immersive audiovisual instruments with a strong focus on the embodied aspects of performance.