“A Concert” is an exhibition at Arcade On Stadium in Provo, UT, USA. The show focuses on a freestyle rapping computer program, and an imagined tour of its performed concerts. The program features 10 computer user accessibility voices, who rap eternally over various beats in a competitive and collaborative environment. In this particular venue, Arcade On Stadium — which functions as half gallery, half arcade — provides a setting where the program freestyle raps on top of arcade game music in a fake live performance that was streamed via the internet.
Along with the computer program, the show includes a group of photographs, sculptures, and large posters that were made in response to the content that was created by the program. By creating an environment full of sound, large printed matter, and physical objects, and then streaming a constructed live version of a performance, I hope to confuse and emphasize the feeling of “liveness”, as well as the relationship between actually being physically present during a performance, and viewing it secondhand.
Live performance – https://youtu.be/oM7XBKerzNQ
Mitchell Barton is an artist working in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He works primarily with photography and digital mediums. His work has been shown in galleries and online by Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Self Publish Be Happy, CUAC, Humble Arts Foundation, Der Greif, Phases Magazine, BANAL BANAL, Pal Gallery, and others. In 2019, he was included in the publication “n e w f l e s h” published by Gnomic Book, and also self-published “Freestylez”.
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