JAMES.H.CONNOLLY


VGA AUDIO/VIDEO SYNTHESIZER STILLS 2010-2013

I created my VGA audio/video synthesizer mainly for realtime performance, but the wide range of its visual output means that it lends itself to the still image. These photographs are the result of hacking VGA cables to enable the red, green, and blue pins of CRT computer monitors to be controlled by bending audio into video, bypassing their user interfaces and exploiting the repressed analog materiality within these consumer devices; they are brief, fleeting moments in explorations of electronic visual noise. Using simple sine waves, video feedback, no-input mixing from a sound mixer, and other sources the VGA video signal is liberated into unstable, perpetually shifting, and often impossible to predict chaotic visualizations.

→On But Does it Float
→On The Creator's Project

→VGA Audio/Video Synthesizer
→Cracked Ray Tube
→VGA Hacking Tutorials



























































































































I'm a video/new media artist, educator, writer, and curator living in Chicago, IL. My work undermines the interfaces of consumer electronics and digital structures to liberate their latent audio and video materialities in videos, performances, and installations.

I teach in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and work as the Assistant curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection.


NEWS/EVENTS

2018

November 29, 2018 Light/Transmission/Protocol interactive outoor installation for CounterVolt Version.002 at The North Door, Austin, TX

November 29, 2018 RGB.VGA.VOLT performance for CounterVolt Version.002 at The North Door, Austin, TX

August 11, 2018 RGB.VGA.VOLT performance for ARIADNE/CONNOLLY/CATES/KOLAR at Digital Art Demo Space, Chicago, IL

April 10, 2018 Aesthetic Catharsis in the Era of American Fascists premieres at the Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, OH.

April 8, 2018 short video screened at ACRE TV's Nightingale Tele-thon fundraiser, Chicago, IL.

March 24, 2018 RGB.VGA.VOLT performance for the Ann Arbor Film Festival "Off the Screen" expanded cinema program

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