Flow Motion

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© Anna Piva and Edward George

Flow Motion - Invisible

  • 1 November 2007
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  • Location: Dana Centre

Using dark energy as a core theme, and 'sonified' X-ray data from dark-energy research as a starting point, Invisible traced connections between the beginnings of the universe, childhood perceptions of darkness and cosmological thinking on how dark energy works.

With Invisible, Flow Motion brought cosmology's new emphasis on invisibility, darkness, absence, density and expansion into dialogue with the ancient and modern sound-based cosmologies of Indian classical music, jazz and electronica.

The research data, provided by Dr Carolin Crawford at the Cambridge Institute of Astronomy, became the basis for a process-based collaboration between Flow Motion, Indian classical musicians Sukhdeep Singh (tabla) and Raj Virdee (sitar), and jazz musicians Jim Dvorak (trumpet) and Harrison Smith (bass clarinet), with visuals of sonified data by generative designer Adrian Ward.

  • Invisible was supported by Arts Council England.

About the artist

Flow Motion are electronic musicians and artists Anna Piva and Eddie George. They produce multimedia installations and sound art performances. As Hallucinator they record for Berlin's electronic label Chain Reaction. Their work has been shown at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the International Institute of Visual Art in London, Star City's historic Cosmonaut's Club, the SETI Institute in California, and at Sadler's Wells' Lilian Baylis Studio as part of the Arts Catalyst Artists and Cosmonauts season.

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