Brandon LaBelle - This is a Sidewalk
  Year :   2001
  Location :   USA
  Worktype :   Performance Piece
  Materials:   -
  Info :   San Francisco Electronic Music Festival





 
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  Work Details  
  This performance was based upon the action of making a recording as part of the performance itself. This consisted of setting up a live-video feed, from the street outside and into the performance space. During the initial stage of the event I left the performance space carrying a wooden board. Taking this board I then dragged it along the outside sidewalk, recording the action through a contact microphone that was attached to the board. This action was visually projected inside to the audience, though only at those points where I crossed in front of the camera. During this time the audience was listening to a recording I had made earlier in the day essentially of sound-check: specifically talking to the organizers of the event how to set up the equipment, and explaining exactly what kinds of things my performance would consist of. After this outside action was complete I came back into the space and placed the board on top of two large speakers, and replayed the new recording through the speakers, and subsequently the wooden board. This then was amplified through contact microphones attached to the wooden board and played through the PA system. This in effect created a series of actions displaced over time and space. Accehttp://www.sara.uea.ac.uk/?artistandid=3ssed 15.11.06 from