Christopher McNamara

Christopher McNamara (CA)

Chris McNamara est artiste vidéo, auteur et musicien. Il enseigne les nouveaux médias à l'Université du Michigan, à Ann Arbor. En octobre 2002, McNamara a présenté à la galerie Stiftung BINZ 39, Zürich, Suisse, sa première exposition internationale d'envergure. Ses plus récents projets ont été développés en collaboration avec Steve Roy, autre membre de Thinkbox, avec lequel il explore l'intégration de sources enregistrées dans la composition rythmique.

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MUTEK 2013, montreal

Monument-National 30/05/2013

Employing both technological prowess and outmoded tools to push back the limits of what sound and video can do, award-winning video artist and musician Chris McNamara, creates single channel works, sound performances and media installations that continually feed off one other. Dividing his time between Windsor and Ann Arbor, McNamara works with three distinct audio art collectives – nospectacle, Thinkbox (of which he’s a founding member) and Noiseborder Ensemble. He has exhibited extensively around the world and performed at MUTEK, Movement (Detroit) and Spark (Minneapolis). This year, he presents the international premiere of Amulet Cities, a live AV city symphony that builds upon McNamara’s formal preoccupations with urban constructs and our culture’s conflicted relationship with big city life. Amulet Cities loops a heady mix of fragmented visuals and abstracted sounds culled from the chaotic urban grind. The resulting harmonic dissonance invites contemplation about our individual connections to sounds and images that define dense cityscapes.

 

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MUTEK 2010, montreal

Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] 07/06/2010

A recombinant music and video affair based in Detroit, NOSPECTACLE improvises from the evocative music and film works of media artist Chris McNamara. A member of the loose Detroit/Windsor based gathering of audio-visual artists, poets, DJs and musicians called Thinkbox Collective, McNamara uses his own compositions as settings for his video works, and he uses his ambient video elements to compose more music, a process he describes as, “a perpetual motion machine (sort of).” The trio of artists that make up NOSPECTACLE includes Jennifer Paull and Walter Wasacz, who bring with them backgrounds in electronic arts, performance, photography and music criticism. Together, they concoct a live audio and video experience using original footage that they spontaneously edit and remix according to the sonic unfolding around them. Exploring the sensual relationship between the seen and the heard, NOSPECTACLE delivers a heady mix that plays between ethereality and narrative, interference and melody.

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Société des arts technologiques [SAT] 03/06/2004

Chris McNamara est artiste vidéo, auteur et musicien. Il enseigne les nouveaux médias à l'Université du Michigan, à Ann Arbor. En octobre 2002, McNamara a présenté à la galerie Stiftung BINZ 39, Zürich, Suisse, sa première exposition internationale d'envergure. Ses plus récents projets ont été développés en collaboration avec Steve Roy, autre membre de Thinkbox, avec lequel il explore l'intégration de sources enregistrées dans la composition rythmique.

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