Video by Carrie Gates, Undervolt & Co.
Music by Venetian Snares, album forthcoming on Timesig, 2016 (original song title "He Shit Out His Own Skeleton and Wore His Floppy Flesh Like a Trench Coat")
Commissioned by Undervolt & Co. (curated by Rea McNamara and Yoshi Sodeoka), 2015http://vjcarriegates.com/https://venetiansnares.band...http://www.undervolt.co/
~~~ Artist Statement by Carrie Gates ~~~
As a child, I used to lay on my top bunk bed and wonder if I was the only human in a giant alien research experiment designed to test how a human responds to different kinds of stimulation.
~~~ Description ~~~
~ Text below by Rea McNamara for Undervolt & Co. release ~
In this collaboration between VJ Carrie Gates and breakcore producer Venetian Snares, “Abducted for Life” imagines a thought that would keep any child up late at night: what would it be like to be trapped in an alien research experiment? An orb-like membrane, representing a human’s physical response to varied stimuli, rapidly cycles through a feedback loop of the visceral and somatic. Gates’s 3D audio responsive visual glitch processing dynamically reacts to Venetian Snares’ intricately programmed rhythms, suggesting a survival of the fittest mutability at the core of this sci-fi nightmare.