Circularity in Action

Circularity in Action
Pål Asle Pettersen / Dag Egil Njaa (NO)
21. OCTOBER  @ 20.00 (installation opening and concert)

Circularity in Action is an interactive audio installation that deals with the phenomenon of feedback by using audio and electronics to explore positive feedback systems as well as the unstable and random results such situations can produce. The installation consists of self-generating auditive devices that capture sound impulses from the audience’s exploration of sound sculptures, and circulate the material into a circulatory system built by software.

In positive feedback systems, causal cause-effect explanations are often too short as the systems lack a clear pattern, and it is therefore common to explain such systems based on chaos theory. Circularity in Action therefore challenges our reductionist way of sorting and understanding reality while avoiding moving beyond our comprehension, such as by random systems.

dLead artists for Circularity in Action are Pål Asle Pettersen and Dag Egil Njaa.  In recent years, Pettersen has worked closely with sound, space and interaction through the installation at Bjergsted Cultural Park, the sound installation Resonans and the performing arts company Findlay/Sandsmark. Dag Egil Njaa is responsible for technology and programming. He has a degree in composition and sound engineering from HiS, Department of Arts, and specializes in interactive multimedia installations and Max / MSP programming. Metal sculpture design by Mabel Fernandez and Pål Asle Pettersen.

Supported by Norsk Kulturråd, Stavanger Kommune and Rogaland Fylkeskommune