Optical Sound

OKO, together with former EXP24 co-collaborator Dave Lynch, created live improvised sound performances through manipulating 16mm projectors. Hand-painted/scratched loops and found footage were channelled and distorted through effects pedals, oscillating light beams, strobes and lasers; the projectors gradually stripped down throughout the performance until they can be played like instruments. Any visuals created were byproducts of the performance, in an attempt to “abandon the image” and focus on sound.