Lessons of Decay [Final]

Project Statement: The spiral of time has achieved its highest point and now obviously falling down. “Lessons of decay” captures the moments of the fading reality—its beauty and ugliness—in order to observe and analyze this specific quality of time.

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Lessons of Decay

Lessons of Decay

Please join PICA + CEC ArtsLink International Fellow and artist in residence Ashot Danielyan (Uzbekistan) with Reese Bowes (Portland) in their presentation of “Lessons of decay.” This is a work in progress created during a CEC Arts Link Residency in Portland, OR. The November 6 virtual event will include introductions from the artists, the premiere of “Lessons of decay,” and a brief Q&A with the audience. This event is free to attend and will include Zoom AI captioning.

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Aurora Borealis

September 3, 2021.

It's 3:30am. I find myself standing in a field just 20 minutes north of Fairbanks, Alaska, and I'm staring at the stars. The batteries in my camera have all but depleted, but I'm still shooting long exposures of the high energy protons forcing their way through the magnetosphere above and all around me.

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NGC_Ael-172 [Lycan Variant] ('17/'21) - Reliqs

The visuals for this track are generated on the fly and rendered real-time based on bounced tracks input I produced in 2017-2018 and updated for 2021. The evolution of this variant you see is a result of the growth over time of the length of the snippet from this song (NGC_Ael-172), and each captured high frequency drum strike triggers several variables at random to introduce a new growth pattern - it continues to spread until the track finishes and restarts.

"You Shouldn't Let Poets Lie to You"

As I'm sitting here waiting for one of my various projects to render in the background - on another screen - I found this video of Bjork talking about her experiences with screens when she was younger.

There is profundity in her words. Perhaps a bit of poetry.