Hundreds of micro-compositions produced by dozens of international sound artists and musicians are randomly sequenced and broadcast via wi-fi to handmade streaming units. Each collected composition is designed to be played simultaneously as an immersive sound installation.
The result is a cacophonous, randomized bombast of disparate experimental compositions, playing over and against each other, an aural metaphor of the chaotic and over-stimulating nature of the internet itself. The discord of battling sound sources and quickly transitioned content creates a type of meditative experience. Rather than aiming to reach transcendence through minimalism, senses are bombarded and inundated in a type of maximalism. The dissonant nature of the installation draws allusions to the overwhelming qualities of the internet, social media and the information age.
Stream Room serves as an appraisal of this condition, an errant signal celebrated, a space for enthralled annihilation.
Dana Paresa (Visuals & Design)
is an artist, graphic designer and illustrator living in Portland Oregon. Her illustrations have been published by Willamette Week, Portland Mercury, Bitch Magazine, Kill Screen Magazine, Honolulu Magazine, Flux Magazine and many more. Her visual art has been exhibited at Interisland Terminal, Gallery 'Iolani, ii Gallery and Creative Research Co-operative Cube Space in Honolulu, HI. She graduated from University of Hawai'i with a Bachelor's in Studio Art and Art History in 2011.
Matthew McVickar (Programming Consultant)
is a freelance web developer and musician living in Portland, Oregon. He was born in 1985 in Massachusetts and educated in Japanese and English at UMass Amherst. His web development portfolio includes work for PBS, Google, Beatport, and MetaFilter. Matthew is a music-obsessive. He was one third of Clones of the Queen, a Honolulu electronic pop band who released three EPs and opened for The Cure. He has also released four EPs of solo electronic music as Welwing, and produced the music for the Hawaii International Film Festival 2011 trailer. He loves bicycling, walking, standup comedy, and his dog Birdie.
DB Amorin (Project Director, Founder of DWS)
is an artist, arts organizer and founder of deepwhitesound. He
works at ProjectGrow, an art studio representing and serving adults with developmental
disabilities and curates the adjoining Port City Gallery, an artspace focused on programming
which showcases and integrates work of contemporary artists into the ProjectGrow
program. He currently serves as Communications Director on the board of The Creative
Music Guild, a non-profit organization facilitating experimental and improvisational
performance in Portland OR. DB Amorin is an exhibiting visual artist working in video,
sound and web-based art, as well as a recording artist under the moniker uvovu.