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).

UrSonate (2008–12)

UrSonate is a poem written by the Dada artist Kurt Schwit­ters in the 1920s. Steven Schick per­formed a mem­o­rized recita­tion of the text. Shahrokh Yade­gari mod­i­fied the recita­tion in real time by means of dig­ital signal pro­cessing and quadra­phonic spa­tial­iza­tion. My role was to cap­ture the per­for­mance and create a video piece that con­denses the plu­rality of energy in the the­atre space into a two dimen­sional screen and 5.1 sound environment.

In Feb­ruary of 2011, Shahrokh, Steve, and Ross col­lab­o­rated to present the pre­miere of a new ver­sion of UrSonate with three chan­nels of live video pro­jec­tions at the Park Ave. Armory in NYC.