Amazing things can happen when two people from different mediums come together to form a novel and highly expressive dialog. Video artist Nisa Karnsomport and sound experimentalist Ellen Phan have used their collaborative dialog to create a detailed yet highly commanding sensory performance. Ellen and Nisa took some time to provide insight into their collaborative and respective artistic backgrounds, influences, and live processes.
I’ve been keeping an eye on the Italian digital arts studio fuse* since I first ran across an article about one of their installations that used sentiment analysis as the basis for the experience. They’re back with a new piece that fuses real-time biometric and movement sensor data with social network data to create unique performance experiences, so I thought it’d be a good time to sit down for a chat with them about their work.