A collaboration between Mark Cetilia and Joe Cantrell, Redux exists as an exercise in destruction and recombination. The nature of technological growth is not unlike evolution: industry creates, destroys and recombines technologies in a mad rush to provide consumers with the best-equipped tools for survival. But by marginalizing objects that are considered obsolete, consumers and industry alike ignore the potential capabilities these objects maintain. Redux circumvents this process by creating new life from the objects of the recent past, using capabilities of the present. Redux is the cut that cures. We give new life to dying technologies that speak to us of their lives as castaways, and of a bygone era, just out of reach. Redux has been recognized with a Harvestworks artist residency.
Mark Cetilia is a media artist who explores control systems that are intuitive as well as experimental in nature. A large portion of his work is devoted to creating custom applications for live audio/visual performance. Exploring the possibilities of generative systems in art, design and sound creation, Cetilia’s work frequently employs such strategies as feedback loops and genetic algorithms, and is an exercise in carefully controlled chaos. Cetilia has performed at such venues as Laptopia (Tel-Aviv, Israel), Pixilerations (Providence, RI), REDCAT (Los Angeles), the Orange County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival and the Knitting Factory (Los Angeles). He is the co-curator of the internationally recognized CTRL+ALT+REPEAT festival, and with his group Mem1, he has taken part in residencies at STEIM and Kunstenaarslogies in the Netherlands and USF Verftet in Bergen, Norway. Cetilia received his Digital + Media MFA with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 and began his PhD studies in computer music and multimedia at Brown University’s MEME program in 2010.
Joe Cantrell is a multimedia artist specializing in sound art and installations inspired by the nexus of technology, entropy and the access to same. Using sound as a point of entry, he creates interactive systems and performative works that call attention to the effects of decay and fixity on media, technology and its ownership. By re-contextualizing cast off media formats and processes, he highlights the incessant cycle of novelty and obsolescence inherent in the technological and our interactions with the waste these systems produce. Joe holds a BFA in Music Technology from the California Institute of the Arts and is an MFA candidate in the Digital Arts and New Media program at the University of California Santa Cruz. Under the moniker RS-232, Cantrell has released a solo CD of minimal dub music, a remix CD on the Blankartists Label in 2006 and 2007, and his music also appears on Simballrec’s 45 Seconds of… compilation. He has performed throughout the West Coast at such varied venues as The Knitting Factory, Spaceland, The Echo and the 2005 CEAIT festival at REDCAT in the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.