Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: Angus Tarnawsky

Aug 24, 2018 - Sep 02, 2018
Wave Farm

5662 Route 23 | Acra, NY 12405 | 518-622-2598
http://wavefarm.org/

Angus Tarnawsky Portrait Image

Angus Tarnawsky Portrait Image. Courtesy Angus Tarnawsky. (Mar 22, 2018)

Angus Tarnawsky Amongst the Ferns

Angus Tarnawsky Amongst the Ferns. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Angus Tarnawsky and His Studio Set-Up, Radio in Hand

Angus Tarnawsky and His Studio Set-Up, Radio in Hand. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Angus Tarnawsky Composing Sound from the Surveillance Cameras on the Wave Farm Grounds

Angus Tarnawsky Composing Sound from the Surveillance Cameras on the Wave Farm Grounds. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Angus Tarnawsky Composing Sound from the Surveillance Cameras on the Wave Farm Grounds: Image 2

Angus Tarnawsky Composing Sound from the Surveillance Cameras on the Wave Farm Grounds: Image 2. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Angus Tarnawsky in the Field With One of His Live Stream Surveillance Cameras

Angus Tarnawsky in the Field With One of His Live Stream Surveillance Cameras. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Angus Tarnawsky in the Study Center Library

Angus Tarnawsky in the Study Center Library. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Angus Tarnawsky Looking At the Surveillance Camera Through Outdoor TV

Angus Tarnawsky Looking At the Surveillance Camera Through Outdoor TV. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Angus Tarnawsky Looking At the Surveillance Camera Through Outdoor TV With Radio

Angus Tarnawsky Looking At the Surveillance Camera Through Outdoor TV With Radio. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Angus Tarnawsky Setting Up Live Stream Surveillance Cameras in the Woods and Fields of Wave Farm's Property

Angus Tarnawsky Setting Up Live Stream Surveillance Cameras in the Woods and Fields of Wave Farm's Property. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Angus Tarnawsky Setting Up Live Stream Surveillance Cameras in the Woods and Fields of Wave Farm's Property: Image 2

Angus Tarnawsky Setting Up Live Stream Surveillance Cameras in the Woods and Fields of Wave Farm's Property: Image 2. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Angus Tarnawsky Setting Up Live Stream Surveillance Cameras in the Woods and Fields of Wave Farm's Property: Image 3

Angus Tarnawsky Setting Up Live Stream Surveillance Cameras in the Woods and Fields of Wave Farm's Property: Image 3. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Angus Tarnawsky's Visual Map of Live Stream Surveillance Video to Sound

Angus Tarnawsky's Visual Map of Live Stream Surveillance Video to Sound. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Live Stream Color Inversions on Computer

Live Stream Color Inversions on Computer. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Live Stream Color Inversions on Computer: Image 2

Live Stream Color Inversions on Computer: Image 2. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Live Stream of Angus Tarnawsky in the Study Center From Outdoor TV

Live Stream of Angus Tarnawsky in the Study Center From Outdoor TV. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Live Stream of Angus Tarnawsky in the Study Center From Outdoor TV with Radio

Live Stream of Angus Tarnawsky in the Study Center From Outdoor TV with Radio . Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

Portrait of Angus Tarnawsky

Portrait of Angus Tarnawsky. Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

TV Visual Distortions

TV Visual Distortions . Photo by Bryan Zimmerman. (Aug 31, 2018)

"Timestreams" is a webcam audiovisual project investigating sonification of real-world spaces. Utilizing a variety of data extraction techniques, Angus Tarnawsky reinterprets information from webcam streams to produce entirely new "shadow" worlds. By manipulating site-specific data digitally, he explores the interplay between physical and virtual spaces. Through this work, Tarnaswky is developing a unique platform for improvisation and composition as a sound artist. At the core of this project is the use of real-time analysis of audio/video from webcams to compose generative soundscapes. Multiple surveillance cameras capturing video and audio are installed on the Wave Farm grounds. The physical locations for each webcam are chosen based on the dynamism of available visual content and variety of naturally occurring sonic phenomena. A website houses the raw webcam streams, both for the artist's own use within the project and as a way to invite access to the visual aspects of the project.

Angus Tarnawsky's practice employs technology as a means of reimagining day-to-day situations and scenarios. Exploring new media through electro-acoustic improvisation and electronic composition, his work challenges audiences to experience their surroundings from different perspectives. As a whole, Tarnawsky is fascinated by the exposition of what cannot immediately be seen or heard. By instigating dialogues between spontaneity and structure, he hopes to facilitate new ways of understanding relationships between sound and vision. Within this framework, Tarnawsky places considerable importance on translating visual data into sonic information and linking visual content to sound.