BLEIE & Chelley ShermanUS
Drawing on elements of xenofeminism, alchemy, and metaphysics, Chelley Sherman and BLEIE use audiovisual media as both lens and mirror in the pursuit of a more direct and clear language for the process of transmutation. In the construction of their audiovisual performance, they symbolically navigate through representations of motion around an undisclosed center. The sonic journey interweaves with the visual representation of micro to macrocosmic transformations, exploring time dilation through a three dimensional space.
Chelley Sherman is a virtual artist from San Francisco. Her work is governed by patterns and texture which harness the neural systems that underlie enthrallment in darkness, ritual, reverie. Her practice consists of experiments in extended realities, virtual and augmented, as well as interactive sound installations and AV performances. Using computational methods and researching cognitive processes of perception, she explores the relationship between light and sound and resulting psychoacoustic effects in spatial sonic architectures and landscapes. She has presented installation and performance work at media arts festivals in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, and New York. She has also given talks and lectures at IDEO, Gray Area, and Adobe Research.
BLEIE is a San Francisco-based producer and performer, creating hardware and computer based experimental electronic music ranging from mercurial noisescapes to a more cerebral and singular techno. Her work is both a personal sublimation made public, and an attempt to mutate predominant narratives.