Ryan Jordan’s performance: Channelling Interference
The audio static buzz and noise is momentarily hijacked as stray pirate radio frequencies are channelled and received through human flesh and bone. The squawks of voices and distorted rhythms of music below out as the interference is carried inside the system. Approaching the phosphor coated television screen noticeable patterns begin to form and change with the bodies proximity to the radioactive, electromagnetic device. Upon contact with the screen and the skin electrons shoot from the cathode ray tube sending painful static pulses racing out into the ether, hurtling towards the earth. The body absorbs them willingly channelling them through the circuit.
Oscillations of bioelectrical feedback.
The body is integrated.
Ryan Jordan (born Ipswich, 1983) is a UK based electronic artist working with self made instruments and tools for live interactive performance. His work is focused on movement and the physicality in live electronic performance, noise and underground music, hypnosis and trance states, and D.i.Y culture. He has performed and presented his work internationally in a wide range of venues from art and academic institutions to derelict warehouses and squats. In 2006 he started noise=noise, a sporadic experimental performance event, which has showcased many artists, academics, hackers, dancers, and performers ranging from the internationally acclaimed to the underground lurker. Ryan has collaborated with various people on many performances and projects including Martin Howse, John Bowers, Jonathan Kemp, Z’EV, Julien Ottavi, Geraldine McEwan, Tim Hopkins, and Mick Grierson. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the Music Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester.