Ezra Miller starts his Fact Residency with an audiovisual club mix that is equivalent parts mauling and blissful.
Regardless of the fact that his digital art practice accumulates a plethora of different strategies and disciplines, consisting of photography, innovative coding and graphic style, Ezra Miller is much less thinking about what he can manage than he is in what he can’t.
His highly technical method to crafting complex images, video, setups and audiovisual performances using code-based, generative systems sees Miller directing his varied abilities in service of the surprise. As he told HERO, ” I believe the best moments in my work and the live work I do are when you get these unintentional unexpected or unexpected arise from the systems, when you permit them to do their own thing and something stunning occurs.”
Miller presently divides his time between business projects, including design work and imaginative instructions for major brands, and more individual audiovisual projects. He has a continuous collaboration with Fractal Dream masterminds Zora Jones and Sinjin Hawke, with whom he develops interactive online experiences. More recently, he embarked on a significant trip with Objekt in support of his 2018 album Cocoon Crush, developing a narrative-based audiovisual accompaniment that included monolithic tardigrades and serpentine lake beasts controlled by MIDI activates.
It is Miller’s ability to incorporate complex, code-based systems with art perceptiveness and a style for reactive, audience-based circumstances and environments that sets his work apart. Pointing Out Gerhard Richter, Dorothea Tanning, and J.M.W. Turner as significant impacts, Miller imbues the algorithmic with a painterly touch, utilising bleeds, blends, shading and shadow to yield results that are uniquely textural and expressively composed.
His technique speaks to a needed complexity in the generative systems Miller constructs.
For Reality Mix 781 the artist has actually provided not one but two blends, a club-focused session that is equivalent parts pummelling and euphoric, and a procedurally created visual accompaniment. “I tape-recorded both blends live, one after the other”, he discusses, “utilizing CDJs and my APC40 MKII controller by means of TouchDesigner”.
” It’s cliche currently to state it”, he continues, “but I’ve been missing the club, so for my mix I decided to make something that would work in a club setting. I have actually also been missing out on taking a trip, so for the visual part I chose to utilize images from locations I’ve been fortunate enough to check out over the last few years– I ‘d think about the entire mix an escapist pursuit.”
Monolake– ‘Mass Transit Railway’
Laurel Halo– ‘Throw’
Dawl– ‘System Outmode’
Martyn– ‘Done Away’
Fabe– ‘Take Me House’
Cari Lekebusch– ‘Love International’
Vladimir Dubyshkin– ‘MILF Stalker’
Stenny– ‘Stress Test’
Roman Flugel– ‘Smell Flashback’
CJ Bolland– ‘It’s All In The Mind’
Assembler Code– ‘Lateral Transfer’
The Drum Club– ‘U Make Me Feel So Excellent (The Deep ‘N’ Hard Mix)’
ADULT.– ‘Hand To Phone (PSS 2099 Remix)’
Mark Broom– ‘Upside Down’
Raw Guy– ‘Number 7 (Le Knight Club remix)’
R.I.P. Productions– ‘Jump To It’
Jerone Liebregts– ‘Vloer’
Unknown Artist– ‘Prompts 3 (Dub)’
Peverelist– ‘Vapours (Pangaea Remix)’
Noire– ‘breathe out’
Menta– ‘Sounds Of Da Future (Worried Refix)’
Manix– ‘Unique Demand (DJ Guy Variation)’
Aleksi Perälä–‘ UK74 R1512120’
Priori– ‘Tech Ne (Beta Librae Remix)’
tom vr– ‘acheless’
Barker– ‘Hedonic Treadmill’
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