Lee Chaos and Adrian Giddings are currently performing and creating installations as temp0rary – a live A/V project that operates on the outer edge of the fields of improvised electronic music & visuals incorporating audience participation, theatre, circuit bending, multi-screen projections, hand-built synthesisers and hacked consumer goods.
Although temp0rary are inspired by audiovisual artists such as Bjork, Chris Cunningham, Orbital and Sigur Ros, recent performances have taken cues from a mutual love of immersive theatre performances by companies such as PunchDrunk, Shunt, Invisible Circus and Foolish People. temp0rary are not afraid to break the boundaries between artist and audience, and see what happens when the performers let go of the controls.
Recent temp0rary performances have used a wide range of hacked and hand-built technology to read everything from audience proximity and light levels to EEG brain waves and breath moisture, translating the data into music, visuals, vibrations, sounds and light to create biofeedback loops between performers and audience.
temp0rary have staged performances in both conventional music venues & arts spaces, and more unusual site specific locations. Performance spaces to date have included a restored nucelar bunker in Dundee, a police station in Bristol, and the middle of Nottingham High street.
Lee Chaos has been working with electronic music for 25 years and has always had an interest in pushing the boundaries of performance. From his initial work with DIY synthpunk band The Chaos Engine and the artist-led Wasp Factory Recordings label, Lee has staged events that were often too big to be contained on the stage and featured early experiments with projections, circus performers, theatre and roaming musicians. Lee then extended this approach to club promotion and DJ work, launching Judder!, a monthly themed evening that experiments in blurring the edges between a club night and immersive theatre experience. Lee currently lectures Music Technology and Performance at Gloucestershire College, specialising in adaptive technologies.
Adrian Giddings is a designer and multidisciplinary artist focussing on time-based media and book arts. Installations at the open air, pop-up Hoxton Square Gallery have seen him build a puppet theatre, suggest the removal of a public fountain using flash photography and temporarily annex parks worldwide. Collaborative works include Fiat Lux, one of the first combinations of light writing and live video projection which debuted at the V for Venice International Electronic Music And Media Arts Festival in 2008, and most recently, with Richard Gallon, Kerosene an artists’ book that has been purchased for the Tate Library collection.