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JAMES CATHEY

Posted by: D'CLINIC | Posted on: May 3rd, 2016 | 0 Comments


no title : James Cathey (ARCANUM festival 2014 winner)
animation & sound

This series of short videos were inspired by navigating and exploring the twisting streets of Zalaegerszeg. Out of the angular, Brutalist architecture of the old Soviet buildings, people emerge into the maze of streets. The sharp lines and edges of many homes are in contrast to the kinetic and lively social atmosphere. There are destinations and deviations, routines and responses. Everywhere, I see the repetition of grids and lines, alternating patterns and layers of domestic space. The rigid stratification across the horizon is separated by the movement and color of life. People gather, merge and fragment between open spaces and narrow passageways. These videos were primarily created using Processing, a JAVA based type of open-source computer code. Generative and random attributes were written in the code to allow unpredictable patterns and movement to be present within these films. It is my intent to reveal the beauty of patterns within the square form and social interaction.

The interactive sound installation was inspired by the spy radio stations that emerged throughout Europe during World War Two. These are transmissions of beeps, pulses, melodies, phrases or numbers that have been repeating for several decades, particularly active during the Cold War era. To whom they are directed to and from where they originate has never been officially acknowledged by any military or government from around the world. People have made audio recordings and have documented the transmission frequencies, but to date, have never discovered a working facility or radio operators. The transmissions are rumored to be coordinates, instructions, covert mission directives, or even subliminal commands to awaken trained agents or sleeper cells. This interactive sound installation allows participants to explore and take control of a spy radio station transmitter. The controls are unmarked and their functions are unknown. A spy will be hidden among the exhibition patrons, maybe waiting to receive or transmit a signal.(*photo credits also to Catherine M. Lafuente)

more works by JAMES CATHEY


…others about us
+ Egy ostor, két jelentés // Zala Média Online – May 3, 2016
+ Videóművészet és installációk // Zala Média Online – April 19, 2016
+ Elkezdődött a D’CLINIC Studios 2016-as nemzetközi rezidencia programja // Artportal.hu – April 12, 2016
+ Svéd és amerikai fiatalok jöttek zalába alkotni // Zalai Hírlap Online – April 12, 2016


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