ARTIST: LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus)
TITLE: CoAdNe and CoDeAn
MATERIALS: Mixed media
DIMENSIONS: 2.5' x 2' x 1' and 2.5' x 2.5' x 2.5'
CoAdNe and CoDeAn are soft sound sculptures encased in fabric
patchwork. They each include a programmable chip, which enables
them to emit grunts and croaks of noisy electronic sounds at
random intervals through an embedded speaker. These sculptures'
voices are in the language of ancient creatures from the depths.
The patchwork is a hand-sewn collage of fabric transferred video
stills from our recordings made using homemade, modified, and
commercial instruments. These sculptures are the materialization
of media; they are companions for the technological age.
By mixing hard and soft materials, encasing electronic components
in uncommon materials such as fabric, these sculptures develop
a feeling of familiarity and warmth. At the same time, they
suggest an absence of an animal's material body as if it has
recently disappeared in a burst of static. The sculptural celebration
of homemade electronics and handmade aesthetic exemplify our
intimate and tangible relationship with technology.
LoVid is a project by Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus. Hinkis
graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in 2000 and
has been living and working in New York City since. Prior to
LoVid Tali's single channel and video performances were presented
in festivals and screenings worldwide. Lapidus studied science
and electronic music at Harvard. He has been involved in producing
and distributing experimental music for years. Kyle has performed,
recorded, and toured in many noise and performance based bands.
Kyle and Tali began collaborating as LoVid in 2001. Since then,
LoVid has toured the US and Europe extensively, performing and
exhibiting at the Big Apple Fest, Eyebeam, Happy Lion LA, SOUTHFIRST,
Harvestworks, WAX, NY Underground Film Festival, Deitch Projects,
Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and Institute of Contemporary
Art, London among many others. LoVid scramble electrical current
into hyperkinetic audiovisual abstraction, which takes the familiar
and reveals its astral nature. Using homemade electronic devices
and DIY sculptural instruments, LoVid overwhelms the senses
with new media in both their sculptures and live performances.
Special thanks to Douglas Irving Repetto
Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus
New York, NY
tali AT ignivomous.org