Painting & Curling (Experiments In Balance)

Painting & Curling (Experiments In Balance) from JoshCouturierVimeo2 on Vimeo.

Painting & Curling is an Experiment in Balance. The experiment required the tools involved in painting and physical exercise to have codependency when making a mark on canvas.

The duration was based on 3 sets of 5 repetitions, which is the most current work out plan that I have been using.

The piece provoked discussions about Stroke, Weight, Contemporary Art, Exercise, Science, Feminism, Masculinity, Black & White, New Tools.

“wRECk Center” an Experimental Performance

Xbox One & Flat Stone (Experiments In Balance) from JoshCouturierVimeo2 on Vimeo.

A Xbox One & Flat Stone partook in the series, “Experiments In Balance” (aka) the “wRECk Center”. Investigating the question of how to better ones artistic practice, I found that the answers were hidden behind obstacles that only solely burned time.

If after reflecting I cant help but to theorize, Art is the underpinning of my self and surroundings… Then the artist and the art are not separate and neither are the surroundings of such.

All can catalyze, capture or create art…

IMFA Experimental Performance 2017: Entanglement

Entanglement: An Experimental Performance from Josh Couturier on Vimeo.

Concept: Develop An Experimental Sound and Movement Performance using a Nautical Fishing net as the conductor.

Sound Experiment: Synthesize pop rhythms using pop instruments and pop mixing/mastering techniques to create a feeling of industrial-esque sounds and stress of living organisms. The Nautical Fishing net also was thrown over the computer to make decisions in the composition that would contribute to note pitch, length, and numbers of occurrence.

Performance Experiment: Create an Avant-garde minimalist movement piece using meditation, and the Nautical fishing net to Detangle in real time unknowing the outcome during the duration 6:21. (Soundtrack Duration)

“I found myself thinking after 30 minutes on the cold dark floor, struggling wondering before the performance, will I escape my Entanglement?”

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Comments:

“It reminded me of a Houdini escape!”

“It reminded me of being in the Holland tunnel!”

“Something sounded like creatures hissing!”

“Yo is this thrash metal?”

“I was’nt sure if you were going to escape by the time the audio ended?!”

“I dont think you should call this Entanglement, I think it should be called Detangled…”