2 sets, 90 minutes total. Californian artist Jim Haynes works with a recombinant crucible of shortwave radio, convulsive motors, electro-magnetic disturbances, and electronics in variable states of disrepair. Corrosion and decay are central themes of his work.
Joshua Churchill (guitar, field recordings and effects) and Konrad Steiner (video and live mixing) will collaborate to compose a sound and image mix into a movie for your mind.
Corrosion and decay are central themes to the work of Californian artist Jim Haynes. Blight. Dislocation. Subcutaneousness. Toxicity. Brackishness. Psychic unease. These are a few of the metaphors at work within Haynes’ cross-contaminated sound constructs and increasingly brutalist abstractions. Detuned shortwave reception, moribund radiophonic research, and electro-magnetic disruptions count as the tools at his disposal.
Haynes has recorded work for Editions Mego, Ghostly International, Drone Records, Monorail Trespassing, and many others. He has exhibited internationally at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Lausanne Underground Film Festival, the Berkeley Art Museum, Westspace (Melbourne, Australia), And Diapason (New York). He has also been awarded residencies at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program (California), Recombinant Media Labs (California), Jack Straw Productions (Seattle), and MoKS (Estonia). From 2003 to 2015, Haynes was the Curatorial Director for 23five Incorporated, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and increased awareness of sound arts within the public arena. He is a staff writer for The Wire magazine and is also the lone occupant at the Helen Scarsdale Agency.
Joshua Churchill is an Oakland based cross-disciplinary artist. His work explores the aesthetic, emotive, and historic qualities of environments that are in states of transition, disuse, or decay, often focusing on the crossroads between urban and rural, organic and inanimate. Through a variety of media, including site-specific sound and light installations and performances, video, and photography, he evokes the inherent mystery contained within these environments by interacting with and interpreting them in a dynamic and often cryptic manner. Churchill has exhibited and performed his work throughout the United States, as well as internationally.
Konrad Steiner is a San Francisco composer and improvisor using music, speech and film. He works with self produced video and 16mm film, popular and historic film ripped from DVD, internet captures, digital compositing and spontaneous montage using VJ software to create a lucid dream for you in a public space.