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Don Relyea & Steven Visneau: In Harmony
‘In Harmony’ is a live video art montage that is a synthesis of Steven Visneau’s photographic eye for portraiture and Don Relyea’s generative digital portraiture, an explosion of pixels, color and glitch. ‘In Harmony’ is participatory and inclusive as attendees of the Aurora Festival will be photographed in black and white by Visneau and the digital glitch portraits will be immediately drawn by Relyea’s software live and projected onto a large nearby surface in view full of the participants. ‘In Harmony’ will bring all kinds of people together in one live generated video that showcases the individuality and rich diversity of our great city.
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→ Don Relyea graduated from SMU in 1992 with B.B.S. in management information science and B.F.A. in studio art (printmaking). Relyea’s primary focus is in video and computational art. He writes his own custom art software in C++ and Open GL. He often weaves cultural, social and political dimensions into his work; chaos, digital decay, glitch, nature and mathematical forms are also common subjects.
His work has been in exhibited in galleries and juried/invitational exhibitions all over the world. In addition to participating in Aurora 2011 and 2013, Relyea’s video art has been installed in shows in Oslo, Norway; The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands; the Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach, Florida; W Hotel Lobby, Seoul, South Korea; Electron Salon 2014 and 2105, Los Angeles, and International Free Exchange Zone in Incheon, South Korea. Several works currently installed in Barclays 25ft. wide video wall at their technology center in Dallas. He is also an avid inventor with over 40 U.S. patents awarded and many patents pending.
→ Steven Visneau has been obsessed with Photography since childhood. His work is inspired in different and changing ways. Some days it’s painting or sculpture; others, a photo. It can be as small as a spark – seeing a color scheme, then wanting to photograph it in the form of prints on a skirt or background. After a job, test or shooting from the hip, Visneau always finds himself remembering the time he had with the individuals involved. The people he meets and spends time with are the part of his job. His goal is to never stop seeing these images in his mind.