Mike Bullock

Mike Bullock


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Various Divergences #2

Part of a video series premiered at Experimental Intermedia NYC in December 2020, a fully online version of a normally intimate intersection of friends and artists from many countries. The source material was shot on a camcorder in 2003 at a Christmas market in Bavaria, and signifies for me a simpler time in my life. The shuffled processing applied to the material, at first perhaps jarring, settles into shimmer, as if through a time prism. For me this is a more living way of experiencing a memory than through static capsules of video clips with arbitrary, unchangeable beginnings and endings, determined so often by decision-making processes long lost to us.

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Soundcolors / paper ears

Watercoloring in a snowstorm in February 2021, with contact microphones clipped to either side of a strip of watercolor paper. The paper resisted the gentle snow, which stayed frozen in the 25° F air; but still readily absorbed the watercolors, which combined with the snow into a slush like a frozen dessert. Feeling the approach of a better spring for our colorful little world in the Massachusetts woods.

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Mike Bullock is an electroacoustic composer and environmental sound recordist based in Western Massachusetts. Bullock has been creating electroacoustic and improvised music since the mid 90s, and has performed across the US and in Europe. He has presented work at the Avenue Armory, Experimental Intermedia, and ISSUE Project Room in New York City; Fylkingen in Stockholm, Sweden; Instants Chavirés in Paris; Café OTO in London; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; and EMPAC in Troy, NY. Bullock has received grants from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Artist Location: Florence, Massachusetts

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