Below you will find selections from my portfolio for review. Please visit www.doron.sadja.com to explore further.
iii residency @ Quartair, Den Haag, NL
“We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together”, a kinetic sound and light performance developed in residency at iii in Den Haag. “We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together” investigates the deconstruction/reconstruction of white noise and white light.
White noise is what the human ear hears in the presence of all wavelengths of the audible spectrum. Technically, within a segment of white noise you have all the materials for every song ever written, and every song that will ever be written. Similarly, white light is what the human eye sees in the presence of all wavelengths of the visible spectrum. Like a prism divides white light into the complete visible color spectrum (rainbow),“We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together” aims to explore the idea of a sonic prism, where the ear becomes the location where different frequencies combine to create ‘white’.
Based loosely on Ganzfeld experiments (a technique used in parapsychology in the 1970s as a way of invoking telepathy), Color Field Immersion involves masking the audience with semi-transparent blindfolds onto which light projections are mapped. Similar to sensory deprivation, Color Field Immersion provides perceptual deprivation, replacing the entirety of each audience member’s visual field with washes of color, line, and movement – often inducing hallucinations as the brain seeks to replace lost stimuli. Flipping the traditional performer-audience relationship, the internalized experience becomes the location of the performance. Combined with rich, textural soundscapes, Color Field Immersion creates a deeply immersive perceptual architecture of sound and vision.
Watch an interview about Color Field Immersion on Roulette TV:
Clocktower Gallery @ Pioneer Works, NYC, USA
“Standing Waves, Falling Air” is a performance work that uses sheets of plastic, computer controlled fans, and synchronized light and sound to explore the materiality of wind and sound. Large suspended sheets of plastic become massive flowing sails: fluid objects that make visible the patterns of wind that surround us. Extremely thin and delicate, these plastic sheets pick up even the slightest of variations in airflow, transforming into an ethereal landscape and submerging the audience as if underwater. Using high intensity flickering lights with oscillating speeds, the work plays with the audience’s perception of time and movement, with subtle changes in flicker tempo creating dramatic shifts in the sense of speed of these undulating sails, from real time movement to illusory slow motion. Combined with synchronized sound, the work offers a visualization of the invisible flow of wind, sound and light around us while creating a fragile yet unpredictable immersive choreography.
Fragmental Museum Project Space, Long Island City, NYC
Two motorized swinging speakers & 6.1 channel sound installed in a 13,000 sq ft warehouse space with a 6.5 second reverb.
Retune Festival @ GlogauAir, Berlin, DE
“Never Here, Always There” is a deconstructed virtual reality environment: an immaterial space constructed using traditional projectors and a simple paper mask to submerge the viewer into an abstract virtual world of line, texture, color, sound, and space. Visitors are invited into the room one at a time, outfitted with a mask and headphones, and immersed in a completely enveloping environment of light and sound – one in which they can wander through, explore, and interact with.
A 3-hour performance/installation @ Liebig 12, Berlin, DE
Immersed in a completely enveloping landscape, the audience is invited to move freely through a heavy fog punctuated by a shimmering architecture of light beams and fractured noise. Inspired by the optical phenomenon in which two false suns appear due to ice crystals in the atmosphere.
Inter Arts Center, Malmö Sweden
Blending concepts in physics with esoteric instructions from the foundational Kabbalistic text, Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Formation), IN THE LIGHT OF THE MIRACLE is a five part installation exploring the biblical and scientific role of light and sound energy in the creation of the world.
Mylar, Lighting Subwoofer, Projector, Tripod, Stage Lighting Truss
Flatscreen Monitor, LED Lights, Flight Case
Flatscreen Monitor, Two Speakers, Stands, Chair
Flatscreen Monitor, Motor, Mylar, LED Lights