Firing Squad

Tasman Richardson

2011, 17:00 minutes


Live A/V performance.

A projected wall of television sets, targets the audience like paparazzi. Powering off older tube televisions results in the electron gun producing a unique fingerprint and sound as it collapses. These brief recordings are triggered in real time with midi sequencing. The televisions are filmed with perspectives suggesting camera flashes or machine guns, leaving the audience to decide if they are the celebrity or the victim.

Technical setup
Artist will provide:
- Macbook pro, running Ableton Live and Resolume 4.
- VGA adapter output
- Soundcraft 8 channel mixer (XLR L and R output)

Venue will provide:
Sound system equipped with Subwoofer(s)
DI box if VGA is producing audio noise interference
Table approx. 2 feet wide for laptop and mixer
black tablecloth reaching to floor for total coverage
power bar
projection, floor to ceiling if possible or very large, ceiling mounted

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