Audiovisual Archeology – 30min Performance using found textures.


Textures is a live audiovisual performance that uses found objects, field recordings and video samples. Each performance is unique in that the material is collected on spot, then re-composed in realtime.

It is an exploration of granular surfaces, aged objects and deteriorated materials that have been collected because of their rich textures.

Materials selected for the piece are man-made items that have undergone sufficient deterioration to no longer be recognizable. These decontextualized objects have lost any signified meaning, usefulness and identity: they are in fact ideally abstract.

The object is re-contextualized within the performance, in an abstract narrative. It is paired with video and audio samples taken from the place the object was found.

Each iteration of Textures is therefore insitu, and location specific.

The result is an audiovisual study of the effect of time on matter: modification, deterioration and finally disappearance.

Textures Box Version (edit) from Pierce Warnecke on Vimeo.

Textures has been performed:

Studio Soto, Boston, Oct 2012

Harvestworks, NY, Sept 2012

The Wulf, Los Angeles, Sept 2012

Feed Soundspace, May 2012

Videoformes Festival, France 2011

Screenplaynights, Berlin 2011

Seattle WA, July 21st 2011

Portland OR, July 24th 2011

L’hybride, Festival d’animation de Lille, Oct 20th 2011

Live Performer’s Meeting, Rome 2010