chdh’s work is based on a symbiosis between sound and image. Between minimalism and industrial, chdh creates a single, cold but organic universe. Thanks to the use of mathematical algorithms and physical models, chdh brings a new vision on the practice of data-processing tools in digital creation. The use of audio-visual objects, having a sound and a video component controlled by the same parameters allows an effective management of the relations between the two medias. This project evokes a virtual world, made up with more or less autonomous abstract creatures. The aesthetics of the video and the sound is minimalist : sines, diracs and noises interact with cubes, spheres and other primitive in 3D on a black and white visual environment. vivarium is an audio/video DVD project based on chdh’s performance work. vivarium’s goal is to switch from a live expression form to written and composed pieces. This project is based on the years of work already provided by chdh, and on the experience due to the performances they’ve done in France and Europe.
Due to the complicity of its members at the time of musical improvisations mixing laptop music and analog synthesis, chdh is created in 2000. In 2001, the collective works for a show connecting electronic music and juggling in which embedded sensors on a juggler allowing the musician to create sounds evolving with the movements of the balls. Following the creation of an independent produced album of electronic music improvisation “Chaos & Dharma” in 2002, chdh focuses around the relations between images and sound. From 2003 until today, chdh presented its performance work in many Parisian and French places (Némo - Scopitone - Elektricity - Le Cube - Pt FMR - Les Voutes - Confluences - Mains d’Oeuvres - makeart) and on festivals abroad (PixelACHE (Helsinki, FI), Cimatics (Bruxelles,BE), Kassel Dokfest (DE) Pure Data convention (Graz, AT), the P1k53l (Bergen NW). In 2004, the collective carries out a creation residence in the “Confluences” arts centre leading to a sound & video installation : cinéradian, and to a series of workshops. In 2005, the arrival of a new member re-instigates the artistic proposal. From 2006 to 2008, chdh works on a dvd : vivarium. This dvd is supported by ARCADI and is distributed by the artkillart label. After a series of residencies in France (Césaré, Artzoyd, Manège de Maubeuge), the dvd is released in december 08.
Cyrille Henry, artist and multi-field developer, he is interested in interactions between human gesture and data processing for artistic exploration. He’s work was directed in turn towards the sensors or physical modelling for gestur analysis, human interface devices, as well as sound and visual synthesis in real time. He worked 4 years in La kitchen in Paris (in charge of the hardware department) for the development of sensors interfaces and their uses in an artistic context (live spectacle, dance, interactive installation, music). He is one of the founder members of the chdh project. Since 2005, he works as a free-lance developer/engineer around pure-data/Gem and sensors.
Nicolas Montgermont, researcher and artist, Nicolas Montgermont studies the relations between art and sciences using computer as a workshop. After a formation in signal processing, he studies sciences applied to music at the IRCAM center, being specially focused on real time control of synthesis. Currently, he carries out a PhD thesis on the analysis of the flutist playing at the Laboratory of Musical Acoustics (LAM) in Paris. His creating work is the search of a numerical aesthetics, using and developing personal tools to explore the specific possibilities of a computer. He works mainly on performances with the chdh collective and on installations in duo with Nicolas Maigret.
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“Jardin des Muses” 45A rue d’Aubagne 13001 Marseille
Tel : 04.91.33.45.14
In Daki Ling wednesday 3rd march at 8 pm