Sound & Video Installation: Joe Diebes

Sound & Video Installation: Joe Diebes

West Hall Gallery, Room 111, RPI Campus

Scherzo by Joe Diebes (generative HD video transferred from super 16mm film)

cello performance by Rubin Kodheli
cinematography by Andrew Federman
Energetic textural and melodic fragments were recorded by cellist Rubin Kodheli, whose performance was filmed from ten different camera angles.  These fragments are edited in real time into a never repeating composition that sustains an impossibly extended musical climax.  The end result is a frenetic aural and visual montage that explores the limits of human virtuosity and the convergence of man and machine.

Scherzo was funded in part by The Experimental Television Center's Finishing Funds program which is supported by the Electronic Media and Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM, through September 28, 2007.



Joe Diebes creates works that converge around the categories of
contemporary music, sound installation and visual art.  From 1996-2003
he was an artist member as well as the musical force behind the hybrid
arts collective GAle GAtes et al. described by The New York Times as
"an adventurous troupe with one foot in the world of postmodern art
and the other in downtown performance."   For the past several years
Diebes has focused on creating sound based gallery installations.  He
has had solo exhibitions at Engine 27 (New York, 2002), JSP New Media
Gallery (Seattle, 2004), Grand Central Art Center (Los Angeles, 2004),
David Winton Bell Gallery (Providence, 2005), and Paul Rodgers/9W (New
York, 2005).  Recent commissions have been from MATA (produced by
Philip Glass), the College Art Association, The Islip Art Museum, The
Isamu Noguchi Museum, and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.  

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