Cullen Miller & Gabriel Dunne
16 June 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
Exploratorium, Pier 15 San Francisco, CA | Kanbar Forum
TXT_STRCT is a performance system for particle sonification created and performed by Cullen Miller and Gabriel Dunne. Navigating concepts such as emergence, fluid dynamics, and complexity it is a piece that attempts to steer and instrumentalize chaotic algorithmic processes for potentially aesthetic outcomes. Orienting itself towards a process rather than artifact the elements of the piece are spatialized and recombined into morphogenetic forms.
Fixed sculptural architectures and mutable particles dynamics interact in a virtual landscape creating angular liquids, clustering spheres, flocks of triangles, and other aggregate forms that evolve with labyrinthine complexity. Dunne and Miller navigate these permutations sonifying and spatializing collision events with analog audio in the Exploratorium's 96 channel array, exploring the dichotomous relationships between the virtual and physical, ephemeral and solid, material and immaterial, mind and body.