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MFA student to perform at the Denver Art Museum

When Cory Metcalf describes his art, he uses words such as “synaesthetic experience” and “bio-mimetic visual forms.” To understand the words, attend his performance.

Metcalf, a master’s student in DU’s Electronic Media Arts and Design Department, and his artistic partner, David Stout, are the group known as NoiseFold. The two will perform a real-time animation and electronic sound piece in Ponti Hall at the Denver Art Museum’s North Building from 7–8:30 p.m. on April 1.

The performance is part of the DAM’s Blink! Light, Sound, and the Moving Image exhibition. Blink! celebrates the radical transformation of technology during the past three decades. The exhibition explores the possibilities that arise when artists use nontraditional methods to express an idea and relates technology-based art to the human spirit.

That’s exactly what NoiseFold is doing. The software Metcalf has developed turns data into 3D animations and sound. Metcalf and Stout interact with data to create a live performance that’s unique each time.

“It’s difficult to repeat. We have to fight to find the magical moments,” Metcalf says. “I hope to expand the notion of what a live visual performance is.”

The performance is free with general admission.

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