A five week installation and performance series organized and characterized by an alternative calendric system, in collaboration with the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit at Beaconsfield Arts London.
Strange Wars 2001
2001 VJing for Festival opening, Global Cafe, London. Raindance Film Festival Experimental Screenings:
MixUp. 0rphan Drift vs. Curious Yellow.
0rphan Drift live mixing with Strange Wars audio by Ocosi., voice Ranu 0D.
PAZ (Permanent Autonomous Zone) 2001
Video collaboration with Betti Marenko. Comissioned for her 2001 italian conference tour, presenting ‘THE SKIN MACHINE: Tattooing and Technologies of Becoming Else’. The video has been shown subsequently in numerous venues, including galleries, video festivals and the Capetown 2004 Tattoo Convention.
Made in 1998, this video was first screened at the Raindance Film Festival, 1999. We were invited by Damjam Bogdanovic to produce a music driven visual piece, for the Experimental Shorts section of the festival. It was subsequently submitted for the Prix Ars Electronica, and featured in the 0rphan Drift CCRU ‘Syzygy’ collaboration, also 1999.
You Its Eyes 1997
Video loop for Martyn, curated by David Goldberg at Commercial Gallery and Atlantis, London 1997, touring Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Maygood Gallery, Newcastle and Galeria Dziekanka, Warsaw.
Excerpts from a 30 minute video commissioned, with accompanying slide installation, by Beaconsfield Arts for screening at John Cage ‘Classic’ audiovisual event. Inaugural concert by (rout).
Orisa Bleed 1996
This is a score for a 3 voice AV performance work created in 1996. It was presented at two conferences held that same year ‘Thinking Alien’, at Leeds University and Performance @ Reembodiment, Goldsmiths University, London.
Site Specific installation, acetate, snakeskin, color photocopies and paint on wall. “Charge of the Light Brigade’ Bank, London.
Ariadne’s Gone Virtual 1995
Installation; video, televisions, photos, fabric, words, sound, string, paint
Underwood Street Gallery, London
Video Loops 1995-2001
A series of filmed and sampled short pieces followed, either as loops or increasingly eroded narratives, which became as if riffs or leitmotifs in subsequent commissioned longer works, and later provided texture and disintegration for a more seamless digital context. These were made using both VCRs and analogue edit studio.
AI – Blindlight – Meditation on Violence, Fire – Spiral Tunnel – Predator Vision – Cut Up Puppets
Death SimStim 1995
Virtual Futures, Warwick University, 1995.
Through our increasing connection to Nick Land, we were invited to perform Death Simstim at the second Virtual Futures Conference at Warwick University. The most radical thinkers, writers, performers, scientists and internet gurus of cyber culture gathered to envision and argue the virtual future.
Performance Lecture at Royal College of Art, London
Possession was our first vocal performance work. It was inserted into a lecture series called ‘Out of Control’ held at the Royal College of Art. Performers spoke through a vocoder. The work was designed to confuse the voice of the human with the voice of the machine, anticipating development of voice recognition software and considering what kind of liminal affect these types of technology may have.
0(rphan)d(rift>)cyberpositive is an experimental sci fi novel, collectively authored by a group of asked and unasked contributors and edited by OD’s Maggie Roberts. It was published in 1995 with support from Nick Land and Cabinet Editions, serving as our manifesto and as the catalogue for the debut exhibition of the same name. It came together in the spirit of much of our visual work, bringing together processes of sampling and looping as well as the Burroughs cut up technique, referring to a breakdown and reordering of language from a post apocalyptic POV.