Sense/Coalescence

Curated by Leo Kuelbs

As part of Aurora 2015, October 16, Dallas, Texas

Sound Reactive and VJ Visuals by Glowing Bulbs

"Immaculate Fluxes" Composed by Joris Blanckaert, Performed by Elise Caluwaerts
Mapping by Bordos, dandelion and burdock, John Ensor Parker
Mapping Curated by John Ensor Parker
DJ - N'Conduit

“Sense/Coalescence” is a collaborative exhibition demonstrating a multi-sensory meeting point and presenting it large-scale as part of Dallas’ Aurora 2015.   Inspired by the phenomenon “synesthesia,” where senses elicit sympathetic responses from other senses, “Sense/Coalescence” uses different creative processes to inspire one another in an organic, open manner.  Visual artists respond to vocalists, singing works composed specifically for the event. DJs and VJs perform together, reflecting and presenting sonic and visually realized responses in real time. A set of mapping pieces considers the nature of Dependent Origination, which states that all things arise in dependence of multiple causes and conditions.  All of these dynamic pieces fit together, forming a living representation of a concept involving greater depth and connectedness.  Presented upon the Wyly Building for one night, as part of Aurora 2015.  This is “Sense/Coalescence.”

The creative team from Glowing Bulbs, along with Curator Leo Kuelbs and Artist John Ensor Parker (aka 3_Search) developed “Sense/Coalescence” in collaboration with Opera Singer Elise Caluwearts and Composer Joris Blanckaert.  In many ways, “Sense/Coalescence” can be seen as an evolution of various collaborations and concepts already explored by the various participants.  

Glowing Bulbs and Leo Kuelbs created “Divine Coalescence,” a operatic mapping presentation for Dom Perignon in 2012, while the team from 3_Search created “Blueprints and Perspectives,” also on the Wyly Building, as part of Aurora 2013.  DJ N'conduit has worked with several of these players, while Elise Caluwearts and Joris Blanckaert collaborate regularly in Europe. This new constellation, with the live vocal element and sound reactive video fitted to a new music composition, with live DJ/VJ and mapped works is a true step forward.  A realization of new ideas of collaboration and interdependency presented at one of North America’s most forward thinking art events.

More about the artists here.

 

"Sense/Coalescence" 2015 Documentation: