FROUD

WORK

INFORMATION

THE CITIES PROJECT - 2016

FABMAX - 2016

DRIFT - 2020

ARCHIVE

WHEN WE DIED - 2020

THE DRIFT - 2017 [R&D]

WE COULD BE HEROES - 2018

THE DRIFT - [RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT]

CONCEPT

THE DRIFT [2017] WAS THE FIRST ITERATION OF DRIFT [2019], PART EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE, PART EXISTENTIAL REFLECTION. THE DRIFT WAS A RAPID-FIRE THEATRE PERFORMANCE EXPLORING THE EPHEMERAL MOMENT BETWEEN US. ARTIST AND PERFORMER FROUD FRACTURED THE LEARNT STABILITIES OF THE EVERYDAY, TO DISSECT SUBJECTS RANGING FROM TIME, RELATIONSHIPS, PERSONAL REVELATIONS, SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES, THE MUSIC THAT REPRESENTS US TO THE CHAOS THEORY. A SINGLE PRESS OF A BUTTON TRIGGERED A LINEAR PROGRESSION OF AN ARRAY OF VISUAL AND AURAL EFFECTS, GIVING CONTROL OF THE PERFORMANCE TO A CUSTOM-MADE SOFTWARE PROGRAMME WHICH WOULD CONTINUE WITH OR WITHOUT FROUD, WHICH FRAGMENTS TIME TO PRODUCE A FLUID, SHIFTING LANDSCAPE OF SENSORY IMMERSION. THE DRIFT TRANSFORMED THE PERFORMANCE SPACE INTO A LABORATORY WHERE THE CONVERGENCE OF THE PERFORMER, THE AUDIENCE AND THE TECHNOLOGY COLLIDED.

DEVELOPMENT           FROUD

 

SOUND DESIGN          ASHLEY WILLIAMS

 

TECHNICAL ADVISOR     MIKE BIGNELL

 

MENTOR                BRIAN LOBEL

EXPERIMENTAL TECHNOLOGY

THE SOFTWARE PROGRAM, FABMAX, WAS DEVELOPED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DRIFT AS A TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION TO THE DEMANDS OF THE PROJECT, WHICH SOUGHT THE ADOPTION OF HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED LIGHTING AND SOUND CUES INTO AN ATTRACTIVE PERFORMANCE STRUCTURE.

 

FABMAX IS A MIDI TO DMX LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM MADE USING A VISUAL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE CALLED MAXMSP. FROUD CREATED FABMAX NOT ONLY TO BE A LOW-COST SOLUTION FOR HIS PROJECT, BUT MADE THE SOFTWARE OPEN SOURCE AND FREE TO USE FOR ANY OTHER ARTISTS OR MAKERS TO ADOPT FABMAX INTO THEIR PROJECTS TO CREATE HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED VISUAL AND AUDIBLE INSTALLATIONS AND PERFORMANCES.

 

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