Bay Area legends Naut Humon and V. Vale will present an oral optical conversation using a variety of media forms. Topics will include ADD, information overload, experiential engineering, catastrophism, shuffle-culture, artificial simulations, panorama, spatial media synthesis, transcoding, cinesonics, meta-language, disembodied temporality, Frankenstein polyphonies and errant edge blending histories. Special guest artist Perry Hoberman will perform live real time requisite visual distractions in accordance with the ADD theme. The dialogue will conclude with rare, unseen footage of the Survival Research Labs private show at Berkeley Art Museum in 2004.
Naut Humon has been the director of international operations for RML, Asphodel Records, and AV curator for select portions of the annual ARS Electronica Festival in Austria. Recombinant Media Labs cultivates radical methodologies and performative processes that expand aesthetic and technological boundaries of immersive installation and surround cinema. Naut performed with the experimental music group "Rhythm & Noise" and is about to debut a new cross-media collective known as "Careen Ajar". For several decades, he's experimented with a wide range of audience mobilization and extreme environments to build bridges between audio and visual experiences. The Recombinant Media Labs concept has emerged out beyond these frames and is ready to take it to the streets.
-- As of 2/25/08