'Structure Fatigue' (audiovisual composition)

Brian Bridges, Libby Fabricatore

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products


Structure Fatigue examines the interplay between elements in a complex urban environment which leads to certain surface details taking priority over the shape of an object. 'Noise' in its various forms acts as both a framing device and an 'attractor' in the processes of perception, with the textural details of building forms (such as the rusting subway overpasses in Astoria, New York) subverting consciousness of their overall structure, identity and associated sense of place.The visuals are structured in relation to audio in which small details (tonal pulses) similarly undermine the perception of large-scale glissandi and harmonic structures, leaving the viewer in a state of limbo between this constant movement and a feeling of stasis.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 7 Nov 2007

Bibliographical note

Structure Fatigue was first shown at Sounds Electric 2007 (Dundalk) and has since been shown at Spring in Havana 2008, Re:New Fesival 2008 (Copenhagen), and the 2008 Ecuadorian Festival of
Contemporary Music (Quito).
Outputmediatype: DVD/digital video file in .mov or .avi formats


  • Audiovisual
  • glissandi
  • noise
  • New York
  • computer music


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