[NetBehaviour] two new playdamages

curt at lab404.com curt at lab404.com
Wed May 13 18:27:02 CEST 2015

Thanks Randall,

I have a (pipe) dream that before I die I will get a playdamage show at the guggenheim, with 100+ monitors and directional speakers going all the way up, one for each playdamage.

During the show in the atrium I will do an on-site residency for a month where I am there all day long making 1 playdamage per day, and each day the new one gets added to the wall and the web site.

Since that’s not going to happen, maybe it will have to happen in a less rarified space with fewer hardware requirements. Or the usual way >> at my house + online.


There is a thing that started in chicago called “no media” which is like improvisational audio/video live performance, but without any software or settings prepared. So you build your performance on the fly. Also related, I like this show ( http://archive.renaissancesociety.org/site/Exhibitions/Images.Joelle-Tuerlinckx-Chicago-Studies-Les-etants-donnes.56.html ) where she just makes her installations from materials available in the museum offices. So I  like the idea of a site-specific process constraint where you wouldn’t use any source material from the internet or come with any source material prepared on your hard drive; all your a/v source materials would have to be captured from your physical production space, or generated on your machine, and then of course further modulated in the machine, to ultimately arrive on the wall/network.


The video source for the two playdamages below is cell phone video of our upstairs bathroom wall with shadows through the window of distant bradford pear trees blowing in the wind at dusk. And both audios are from the same Yes song.

Best from Asheville,

On May 13, 2015, at 8:29 AM, Randall Packer <rpacker at zakros.com> wrote:

> Hi Curt, I love your playdamage works. Keep them coming, do one a day, no
> damage control here!
> All best,
> Randall
> On 5/13/15, 12:34 PM, "curt at lab404.com" <curt at lab404.com> wrote:
>> http://playdamage.org/109.html
>> http://playdamage.org/108.html
>> love,
>> curt
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