Feedback is one of those mysterious phenomenons that appear almost everywhere, in every sphere and level of the universe, and participate in forming of the world around us. It appears in every complex system and is as a powerful regulation mechanism. Life is impossible without feedback - it appears on every level, from cell and subcell to population, biosphere and social levels. Feedback can miraculously create the whole world as if from nowhere.
Feedback is widely used in engineering, and is well known to musicians and video artists. It is very simple and at the same time very complicated technique – system output is fed into its input, and, when system reaches critical point, whole worlds appear from nowhere, easily changing and disappearing with every minor change of parameters. It is festival of chaos giving birth to order that with the same ease changes back to chaos. Our performance is dedicated to this phenomenon, and is based exclusively on audio and video feedback – both sound and visuals are being created immediately during the performance.
Project503 is the creation of videoartist, photographer and VJ Yuri Elik, who is known for his activity as a part of multimedia group 2012 (in particular, for performing multimedia installations at several SKIFs), as well as for multiple collaborations with such musicians as Totalitarian Musical Sect, APosition Orchestra, Noises of Russia, DaDaZu, Damo Suzuki,Amoeba Technology, Mandelbrot, Ole Lukkoye, BARDOSENETICCUBE and many others. He also made video performance for Simon Magus ballet by Dmitry Kakhovsky that was first presented at SKIF7. Project503 is intended to be a vehicle of collaboration with musicians and artists interested in the problem of audiovisual synthesis. FEED BACK performance was developed for SKIF10 festival in collaboration with musician Pavel Miheev (DaDaZu, Eject, Micelij, Mandelbrot, Dwa, Rtut', Miro Trio, Sonozero, 0d1n).
FEED BACK performance is based exclusively on feedback - both its audio and video parts.
It was first presented at SKIF10 festival in April 2006 (see photos below):
See excerpt from this DVD (4:37) on YouTube: