After eight years of working together on stage in installations or in video Construction 76 is the latest audiovisual collaboration between Lia and @c. It is built from an excerpt of the 55 minute long @c composition "76". Construction 76 is also the first Lia-video produced in 720p HD (High Definition), adding the sharpness and detail of Lia´s live visuals for @c to a linear piece, thereby opening a new perspective for future productions.
Construction 76 by video artist LIA was created in collaboration with the musicians collective @c. A five-minute sound track was taken from @c´s 55-minute track 76 and synchronized with visuals: parallel to a sound oscillating between bongo sounds, electronics, rich sonic associations and atmospheric piano/cello sounds, the computer-programmed video features arabesque-like shapes and simple graphic elements that arise against a cosmic, black and red background, multiply and vanish again Formally, the video brings to mind the seeing-sound film s and experiments by Mary Ellen Bute or John and James Whitney. Like these, Construction 76 also tries to translate sound into abstract forms. Lia´s works go beyond purely experimental aspects, however; her live performances create environments whose system of references can be easily found in contemporary VJ culture.
(Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz - Catalog, 2008)