Experimental Intermedia, Cyberfest (St. Petersburg, Russia), The Emily Harvey Foundation
various, various, various
2009 - Present
Installation / Performance
In collaboration with:
2009~current, install-action audio/visual work, on-going
premiered at Experimental Intermedia, NYC (2009), funded by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
at Devotion Gallery, NYC (2010)
at Cyberfest, St. Petersburg, Russia (2010)
at The Emily Harvey Foundation, NYC (2013) http://www.emilyharveyfoundation.org/LandFilles.pdf
An installation with live processes // A collaborative concept by o.blaat and Katherine Liberovskaya // live sound: o.blaat/Keiko Uenishi // video environment and live video: Katherine Liberovskaya // sculptural structures: o.blaat & Liberovskaya //
LandFilles is a public participatory "install-action" project by Katherine Liberovskaya (Canada/U.S.) and Keiko Uenishi (U.S./Japan), with observations of the recycling feedback system in the city and upcycling movement in mind. It is a durational installation-performance that is conceived to take place over a period of several days.
The first phase: Collection & Construction
- Collection of empty clear plastic bottles (by donations from visitors and collection tours through sidewalks and curbs.)
- Construction of a structure/environment from recycled materials (transparent plastic bottles.)
The second phase: Live processes / Performance
Assembled with help from visitors, the resulting structure becomes, in the third phase, an "instrument" serving as basis for multi-channel/projection audiovisual performances with live processes. Uenishi interacts with the environment of accumulated waste through audio-feedback, deriving sounds from the hollows and shapes as if reading through the temporal geography, whilst Liberovskaya uses surveillance cameras, analog monitors and projectors to interact through video-feedback.
The third phase: Demolition + Give-away
After the third phase is completed, the structures made out of the re(up)cycled bottles will be torn down and given away to all of you!
For documentation of this piece on-line please visit:
Video - 1 <-- excerpt of performance at Experimental Intermedia, 2009
Video - 2 <-- excerpt of construction phase + performance at Cyberfest, St. Petersburg, Russia 2010