‘Zooming into an amorphous zone of bubbling liquid deformation and scored by binaural drones, The Mylar Topology contemplatively gazes into ever-evolving viscous texturescape. Oscillating between shimmering striation and gelatinous flow, its ambiguous forms allude to arrayed vertebral columns and congealing oil slicks’ – Greg Smith, creativeapplications.net [link]
The Mylar Topology is an wide-screen audio-visual performance work intended for panoramic projection and spatial sound. The piece synchronises binaural drones and generative video simulations of liquid forms condensed in space
The works’ liquid prismoid and polychromatic psychedelia are minimal subjective interpretations of the liquefied reflective properties of Mylar sheets. For a long time I cannot seem to erase from memory Ira Cohen’s lysergic film ‘Invasion of the Thunderbolt Pagoda’ which I learned he filmed by pointing his camera at reflections of distorted Mylar sheets to create visual effects. The Mylar topology is both a reflection and distortion of a (non visible) luminosity point that exists beyond/outside the screen.
‘By combining the oscillation frequencies of the audio visual field it is possible to entrain the brain. ‘Brainwaves, or neural oscillations, share the fundamental constituents with acoustic and optical wave forms, including frequency, amplitude, and periodicity’
The Mylar Topology will be performed in the Summer of 2017 (dates to be announced soon).