The Optic Nerve

A performance by Barry Schwartz with high voltages and live video.

The Optic Nerve

Performance by Barry Schwartz; photo: Hans van Dugteren

Nov 1990
Nov 1990
location: V2_, Aawal 2a, Den Bosch

The Optic Nerve performance uses (the phenomenon of) high voltage, the influence of cold and heat on metal as an instrument for a music instrument (where it becomes electro acoustically amplified), and uses live video as a possibility in performance. Barry Schwartz further applies organic elements such as liquid nitrogen or mineral oil, and high voltage current, to extract images and sounds from electronic and metal installations.


Nederlands / Dutch text

Performance, waarbij gebruik gemaakt wordt van hoogspannings fenomenen, de inwerking van koude en hitte op metaal als instrument voor een muziek instrument (wordt electro akoestisch uitversterkt) en het live inzetten van video als mogelijkheid in performances.



The Optic Nerve by Barry Schwartz (1990) from V2_ on Vimeo.


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