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The term “audio-visual” means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. The multimedia gallery installation artist and the video-jockey in a dance club have developed techniques that begin with the desire to fuse visual and audible experience. In recent and international performance practice, we recognize a move towards the use of material, non-representational approaches to this impulse. “In a world of ever more powerful technology, it [is] downright inspiring to experience the sort of communication that [can] be accomplished with a simple on-off switch.” – Marc Weidenbaum, disquiet.comMLB is a project which brings together a set of contemporary performance artists with an interest in the possibilities of minimal and maximal use of white light and noise aesthetics. Hosted by STEIM ( and organized by Jamie Allen (, the project is firstly an ensemble performance project featuring a collection of conceptual noise/white-light performance works together for the first time, live. Further, the project will culminate in a body of research, highlighting and documenting the approaches and motivations of an emerging and radical performance form.

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Performer(s)/Choreographer(s): Allen J, Kazuhiro J, Perich T, Gupta K, Chung-Han Y, Stearns P, Ito A

Publication type: Performance

Publication status: Published

Venue: Multiple (International)

Location: Amsterdam, Vienna, New York City, Baltimore, Washington DC

Year: 2011

Source Publication Date: Nov 2010 - May 2011

Duration: Ongoing

Media of Output: Performance, online materials, audio and video recordings