Sculpture is electronic music producer, Dan Hayhurst, and visual artist, Reuben Sutherland, on a freewheeling excursion through temporary forms of digital composition, analogue electronics, comic strips, sci-fi, pop, psychedelia and multisensory perception.
Discovering transitory possibilities in live A/V performance is central to their process. Utilizing an ever expanding library of zoetropic prints, Sutherland’s visual turntablism combines a pre-cinema imaging mechanism with cutting-edge digital techniques in hallucinatory loops and jumps. There’s a clear connection with Hayhurst’s unstable sonics, free associations that gleefully ignore convention in pursuit of a unique internal logic.
A sequence of animated picture discs have appeared on Dekorder, Ana Ott and Tapebox. Sculpture’s Membrane Pop LP and a live A/V document, Video Plot, were released by Oneohtrix Point Never’s Software label. Slime Code substantiated as 7 unique cassettes plus digital edition on patten’s Kaleidoscope imprint, later reissued on vinyl by Digitalis. The duo’s recent work includes the tape/graphic novel, Nearest Neighbour, and a series of digital audio and video works on their new Plastic Infinite label.