2012 – Black & White & Grey – Sound & Video Installation

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a sound & video installation by Randell Neudorf
Friday November 9th, 2012
New City Gallery – 29 Rebecca St. Hamilton
A James Street Art Crawl Exhibit
All photo documentation by Jennifer Kellner

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Black & White & Grey
Medium: Photoshop Line Drawings,  Video Loop, Lap Top, Projector, Screen
Randell Neudorf (c) 2012

Black & White & Grey is a video loop projection composed of 198 line based images created in photoshop. Each slide in the video adds a single line of black or white on a grey background. No lines intersect with any line of the same colour. After 99 lines have appeared, the lines disappear in the order they arrived. This does a couple of things:

  • Every line receives exactly the same amount of time on the screen. Each static images has an absolute equality with every other image on the screen.
  • Although the first 99 images where composed by the artist, the composition in the last 99 images was dictated by the process of removing lines in the order they were introduced. It was important to the artist that there be a crechendo and decrechendo of visual complexity while not repeating any one image exactly twice.

The title Black & White & Grey was chosen as a title to draw attention the the capacity for a polarized debate to become a thing of beauty if an agreed upon consistent set of rules are used.

 

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Black Box Flight Recorder
Medium: Video Feedback, Camcorder, TV, Workshop Light, Slide Projector Stand, Tripod, Oscillating Fan, Origami Paper Air Planes, Thread, and Paper Clips
Randell Neudorf (c) 2012

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Organ Cathedral
Medium: Looping CDs of organ sounds in the key of C. CD players, Mixers, Speakers and Amplifiers. All sounds recorded by Randell Neudorf on a Hammond Organ.
Randell Neudorf (c) 2012

Organ Cathedral is a sound installation by Randell Neudorf using 4 independent CD loops. The loops were all recorded from an organ playing notes in the key of C. All rhythm was removed from the recording by having all notes faded in and out. Each loop is a different length (5 min, 20 min, etc) so that each time a loop repeats itself it creates different juxtapositions and chords with the rest of the sounds. This piece is intended to create an atmospheric space for thought, prayer, and meditation.

Trinity Loop
Medium: 3 Looping CD players, extension chords.
All sounds recorded by Randell Neudorf using electric guitar and voice.
Randell Neudorf (c) 2012

“Trinity Loop” is a sound installation by Randell Neudorf that uses three independent CD loops. The piece was created using a single guitar piece that is about one minute long. Each CD player is playing the exact same recording with one little difference. The first CD says Father, the second Son, and the third Holy Ghost. Then all three play in unison the guitar piece. Once finished each contains a period of silence. The first 3 seconds, the second 6 seconds and the last 9 seconds. upon completion of the tracks silence the loops all repeat but this time all slightly out of sync with each other. Every time the loop repeats the sounds and notes of the guitar begin to blur and over dub in random ways, punctuated by the words of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. The idea behind this installation was to try and use sound as a symbolic representation for the biblical concept of the Trinity. Each part being equal and infinite but viewed through different labels of character. The information in the guitar composition always remains constant but the labels and juxtapositions from the listener’s point of view continue to change, creating a seemingly infinite amount of variations and nuances.