Apsides is the debut full length album from acclaimed multimedia artist Victoria Keddie (Barbican Centre [London], The Kitchen [NYC], Museum of Art and Design [NYC]).
Apsides consists of seven electronic soundscapes built from voice and analog synthesizers - the sound of sculpted circuitry. Compositionally, the pieces are based on transmission data from Keddie's custom-built software as it tracks the orbiting of space debris in real-time. Thematically, Apsides depicts a sonic portrait of the interaction between humankind and its culturally entrenched position among technological systems and media ecologies, a relationship merging the animate with the inanimate in a congealed ‘machinic’ exchange between signal and receiver.
Victoria Keddie is an artist working in varying media and transmission. For over a decade, Keddie has been the Co-Director of E.S.P. TV, a nomadic TV studio that hybridizes technologies to realize synthetic environments and deconstruct the televisual for live performance. Keddie teaches Advanced Televisual Broadcast, has written on pioneering/contemporary artists using televisual language within their work, and has lectured extensively on such topics as polymedia and identifying broadcast as a medium. Keddie has performed and exhibited internationally at venues such as Fridman Gallery (NYC), Museum of Moving Image, Anthology Film Archives, Liste Art Fair (Basel/CH) and many vanguard international arts festivals.
Victoria Keddie by Margeaux Walter
The physical release of Apsides is on custom thick metal "luxury" USB containing Apsides in two formats (96k 24 bit WAV and MP3 320), a 13 minute video piece by Keddie entitled The Great Acceleration, and a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist with album notes. Keddie's cover art is based on geographic coordinate points where recording took place. The back of the USB is laser etched with artist and album name, and label info. The USB as an orbject is an art piece itself.
EDITION VERY LIMITED TO 50 TOTAL!
TRT 13 min; color. Directed, Sound Design, and Produced by: Victoria Keddie
This work looks into the media ecology of the late Anthropocene with a focus on technological systems of looking, paired with human ways of seeing, memory, and neurological response.