Eck an Car
"Eck an Car is a chain of events that circumvents the process of change." Puppetmaster (Brian Kiel), Trained Chimp (Big Daddy Mugglestone), and Ex-Cop (Ian Douglas-Moore) each play part in shaping the audio and visual events that cycle through their stations.
Using live A/V editing software, Brian Kiel has set up layers of audio and video samples with different causal relationships. These samples are then midi-triggered by the electronic drums of Mugglestone, who can only understand the triggered event after playing it, and can vary the frequency and velocity of the changing samples. The audio output is then sent to Ian Douglas-Moore, who filters the sound through tape delays and distortions, overdubbing the soundtrack to the visual backdrop. The audio is then fed back in to the matrix, further eroding the video signal. This pathway allows each his own interpretation of events whose in- and outputs are ultimately out of their control.
Eck an Car will give two presentations of their progress at Ausland, on the 5th and 12th of May. Participants on the 5th are asked to stay and take part in a forum to discuss new ideas, implications, technological models, etc. of the project.