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FEEDBACK LOOPS

Experiments in phase space transformations between Sound & Vision, Music & Art, and Digital/Physical forms

RIDE THE LOOP

DIGITAL REMIX ART

RIDE THE LOOP

“It’s all sound, it’s all vision, it’s filling your head full of music and sound…”
— Peter Wagg, Producer, ‘Max Headroom’

The physical MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings are the ‘genesis node’ within a long-term creative process called FEEDBACK LOOPS.

Each MUSIC GRAFFITI has a corresponding digital art remix - either a FRACTAL or FRACTURED GROOVE depending on the degree of discordance.

These digital artworks can be activated by viewing the original painting (and any reproductions) in augmented reality when viewing via the Artivive smartphone app.

Two heavily glitched images of a mannequin robot wearing sunglasses and vintage headphones
FRACTAL GROOVES

PHASE SPACE TRANSFORMATIONS

FRACTAL GROOVES

"Destroy a canvas and you make shapes" - Gustav Metzger

A key node within the FEEDBACK LOOPS process is the FRACTAL/FRACTURED GROOVE series of soundscape mixes.

The visual sonic pattern from the paintings are transformed into video and sound ‘stems’ that are then remixed to create a new audiovisual form.

The recursive cycle between physical/digital and sound/vision is completed by the inclusion of the audiovisual remix as an augmented reality (AR) layer to both the original MUSIC GRAFFITI painting and any/all reproductions of it.

(The gif on the right is just an extract taken from the full remix as an illustration - see below for a full-length video.)

CLOSING THE LOOP

REMIX CULTURE

CLOSING THE LOOP

The artistic premise behind the FEEDBACK LOOPS project is to start with a single visual symbol of music/sound - the MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings - and then to explore a sequence of recursive phase space transformations between the sensory spaces of Sound & Vision, Music & Art and physical/digital forms.

FEEDBACK LOOPS artworks include FRACTAL and/or FRACTURED GROOVE digital art MP4’s PHREAK MUSIC soundscapes, audiovisual collages, augmented reality installations, etc

It also includes the GLITCH BREAKS variations - a series of remixes of the original painting images into both visual MP4 video artworks and physical Art prints.

SOUND & VISION

PLAY THAT PHREAKY MUSIC

The sound stems produced by the original painting form the basis of a short burst soundscape which is then added as the soundtrack to each painting’s FRACTAL/FRACTURED GROOVE video remix.

As part of the FEEDBACK LOOPS concept, these Blip-Beats are sometimes extended into multi-layered longer-form tracks in the same key as the original painting. Essentially, the image from the painting acts as both a key signal and an interpretive graphic score.

The short-burst track below was created by scanning the original MUSIC GRAFFITI painting ‘C Minor II’ through a number of visual synthesizers to create audio stems that were then manipulated and mixed with organic & AI elements and built up into one PHREAK MUSIC track.

The term PHREAK MUSIC is a nod to the call sign of the original ‘Phreaker’ pre-web phone hackers. The earliest PHREAK MUSIC experiments produced results that resembled those dial-up sounds.

Glitched psychedelic robot DJ from Radio Zeitwarp
DON'T PLAY THAT PHREAKY MUSIC

ON/OFF

The 'Musique Concrète' sonic textures of PHREAK MUSIC can be discordant and disharmonious. Consequently they are offered through headphones as an option when viewing the MUSIC GRAFFIT images in augmented reality

There is lot more info on the PHREAK MUSIC process in the dedicated page in the MUSIC section.

PHREAK BEATS

DUB PLATE CULTURE

PHREAK BEATS

A limited selection of MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings are remixed through the FEEDBACK LOOPS process into long-form PHREAK BEAT music tracks.

The audio stems created from visually synthesizing the original image are used as the foundation for building up a full length unique PHREAK MUSIC remix.

The tracks are mastered and pressed onto a single edition 12" vinyl picture disc that features the background sonic visual pattern from the original painting.

This unique MUSIC GRAFFITI 'Dub Plate' is available exclusively to the collector of the original painting. It will be the only physical copy of the track. pressed.

This is a commision only service.

Black DJ mannequin with sunglasses and headphones standing in front of three different framed music art prints on a white wall
GLITCH BREAKS

VISUAL REMIXES

GLITCH BREAKS

GLITCH BREAKS is a series of visual remix artworks based on a physical MUSIC GRAFFITI painting.

The original painting is scanned into digital format and then remixed using both audio and visual seeds to create a series of 'visual stems' that are then orchestrated into a new digital artwork. 

A static image from the video artwork is then selected as a physical Art Print that acts as a gateway to the video remix in augmented reality.

Reproduced on superior quality 250gsm silk art paper, the prints are finished with matt lamination, and are available for collection in the HYPERMARKET.

GLITCH BREAK ART PRINTS

Choice of four sizes from A4 up to A1

GLITCH BREAKS Art Print | C Minor II
Framed pink music themed art print of B Minor Two

GLITCH BREAKS Art Print | C Minor II

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GLITCH BREAKS Art Print | B Minor II
Framed multicoloured music themed art print of B Minor Two

GLITCH BREAKS Art Print | B Minor II

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GLITCH BREAKS Art Print | B Flat Minor IV
Framed multicoloured music themed art print

GLITCH BREAKS Art Print | B Flat Minor IV

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GLITCH BREAKS

VISUAL REMIXES

GLITCH BREAKS

The physical art prints can be activated to display the full video remix in augmented reality using a smartphone app.

The augmented reality activation is entirely optional, and the prints exist as a static artwork in their own right.

(The gif is an extract taken from the full video remix. It is heavily compressed to allow it to load on the page - the full video is available in the listing for each print.)

Street scene of a glued poster featuring Glitch Break Art Prints