As part of MAT/SBCAST First Thursday (May 5th), David Gordon will present FLUID MOTION, a transdisciplinary performance combining live painting, video, and sound. Gordon’s painting process harnesses fluid dynamics to create complex marbling patterns, similar to Japanese suminagashi ink painting. By placing high flow acrylic paint on a wet canvas flat against the ground, then slightly tilting it back and forth, complex patterns emerge, often evoking aerial landscapes, astronomical photos, or microscopic processes. Custom sonification software will generate electronic sound based on color, shape, and motion of the wet paint surface.
David Gordon is a joint Ph.D student in Music Composition and Master’s student in Media Arts and Technology at UCSB. #MAT