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matt.ohare
art.performance.research

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The Cure For All Disease

We The New Community

39 To Beam Up

Holograms

Tactile Music

Labyrinths

Tongues

Early Works


Prism House

Music Videos

Photography


Press

Bio

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THE CURE FOR ALL DISEASE (2017)

The Cure For All Disease is an ongoing body of short performances that appropriates the rituals of the Satanic Mass to comment on the impact of digital technology on culture.

Like the Satanic Mass in the tradition of Anton Lavey, The Cure For All Disease lampoons blind worship of a god --- in this case, the God of Technology.

BLASTBEATS (2017)

blastbeats (2017) is an audio-visual digital theatre performance that utilizes voice-control to activate a responsive environment. Based in the language of black and extreme metal genres, blastbeats takes the form of a monologue accompanied by the rapid drumming of an instructional YouTube video.

PENTAGRAM WALK (GOAT MASK) (2017)

Pentagram Walk (Goat Mask) (2017) uses motion-tracking to produce audible feedback that I use to inform my choreography. Utilizing an infrared camera and my own software, a blast of white noise is produced whenever I move through the performance space at a rate that exceeds a certain threshold.

Moving faster than the threshold also induces changes in the musical and visual output of the responsive environment. The performance space becomes an extension of my struggle to maintain the slow-walk of the choreography, while using my "mistakes" as the impetus for creative changes within the supporting audio and visual media.

Pentagram Walk, I offer, displays an interactivity between performer and environment similar to my earlier work Labyrinth (Echo), but performed in a physical space with a human actor.