We have arrived at the 25th official PandaFuzz release and upon arrival at this momentous occasion we have departed from the audio medium and ventured into video for the first time. Bryant Davis provides us with three video pieces that really challenge modern culture’s need for bigger and better things….
Utilizing a television set, and his own music as the source, he delves right into the belly of the beast modifying the television signal to process incoming audio. Personally I am not one to go digging around the inside of a television, so I am impressed with his bravery and scientific approach.
What’s more is that I am happy to see something escape the computer world. As much as I enjoy Bryant’s other work, and the work of many others in the realm of new media, it is exciting to see someone hearken back to the not so distant past and bring out something fresh from it. In the words of the Shakers….”Beauty rests on utility”
Enjoy these videos, download them from archive.org if you wish to play them at your next family gathering or house warming function, and thanks for your support!!
From the PandaFuzz site:
It feels damn good when something comes over email and then manifests itself into the physical realm. Pushing another person to dig deeper, look further, and work harder is…well it is hard. In the case of Bryant Davis this was easy and the output….inspiring. Bryant works in a variety of mediums and has some stellar projects posted on his website. Here Bryant takes a simplified route cutting out the computer age and going right to the black obelisk of the 80s childhood…the television. He modified the television to accept incoming audio signals, working in his classic slightly harsh but awakening style for the audio source. Mr. Davis lets it burn slow in good fashion here…..please enjoy the limited fidelity of these experiments….find your bearings inside the tube….they call on you to push yourself further too!
About Bryant Davis and this project-
I work with both experimental video and audio. I have also been working on visualizing sound. For this project I modified a cathode ray tube television so that incoming audio signals are rendered to the screen by the electron beam as an image.
See more of Bryant Davis’ work HERE.