Video Art & Projection Design

Ross Karre is a video artist based in New York City. His pri­mary focus is on com­bining media, including clas­sical per­cus­sion per­for­mance, elec­tronics, the­ater, moving image, visual art, and lighting design. He designs inte­grated, moving images that emerge from an aes­thetic foun­da­tion in Amer­ican exper­i­mental music as well as that of the Euro­pean avant garde. His pro­jec­tion design and video art has been pre­sented in such pres­ti­gious venues as the BBC Scot­land (Glasgow Con­cert Halls), Miller The­atre (NYC), The Park Ave. Armory (NYC), the Kennedy Center for the Per­forming Arts (DC), BIMhuis (Ams­terdam), and the National Gallery of Art (Wash­ington, DC).

La Coupure by James Dillon (2010–12)

10 years ago, La Coupure by James Dillon was pre­miered at IRCAM in Paris, France. The piece received two more per­for­mances imme­di­ately fol­lowing its pre­miere and then remained dor­mant until the present day. The intri­cate tech­nology involved in mounting the piece inhib­ited future per­for­mances. In late 2009, Steven Schick pro­posed a col­lab­o­ra­tive res­ur­rec­tion of the piece. James Dillon vis­ited San Diego’s Conrad Prebys Music Center for two, week-long res­i­den­cies where a variety of options were tested and manip­u­lated. In the end, Jaime Oliver, William Brent, and I recre­ated the entire sound and video design for the piece using open source tech­nology and readily avail­able hard­ware. A second ver­sion was cre­ated for the Nine Rivers per­for­mance at the Hol­land Festival.