“The Systems out of Chance project was the result of a series of dialogues: a dialogue between image maker Craig Burston
and composer Joe Evans working in collaboration; a dialogue between the subjective and the objective; a dialogue between
chance and structure; a three-way dialogue between text, image and sound.”
Sam Gathercole, art writer, March 2010
A collaboration between composer Joe Evans and image maker Craig Burston resulted in Systems out of Chance being
shown at the Parfitt Gallery, Croydon, March 2010. Six speakers and three portrait monitors were synched to create
an immersive audio-visual triptych born out of a shared love of systems, chaos and the everyday. The Fibonacci
sequence was adopted as a formula to take the initial photographs shown in temporal sequence and transpose
them into other sensory forms.
The soundtrack throws light on Joe’s lightness of touch and knack of making the mathematical sound human and the
chaotic sound warm. Naked piano is within touching distance of low key drones and machine noise.
The companion DVD is the latest result in Craig’s on-going quest to find the beauty within the banal and dark within
light. Lost and discarded gloves are transposed into colour charts and dry descriptions akin to witness statements or blog tags.
Notes: Ltd edition CD/DVD in hand made packaging. DVD comes with exclusive surround sound remix version.
This is the second official release on Runningonair music.