FOUR WHEEL DRIFT [REMIX]
live performance at digital art week in Zurich 2006
Julie Andreyev & Jordan Benwick (CAN)
Four Wheel Drift [remix] is site-specific in that it relies on the unique urban qualities of the host city. Influenced by the artist group Situationists International (1957 - 1972), the project employs the tactic of the 'derive' (translates as 'drift') to cruise the city seeking out unexpected urban performance. In preparation for the FWD [remix] performance, cameras and microphones provide video imagery and sound of the car's environment that is manipulated by the interaction of the car and driver to provide an audio/visual storytelling of the city's street culture.
These records become the playlist used by software and the DJ and VJ (visual jockey) to generate live video panoramas and soundscape during the [remix] performance. Each time it is performed, Four Wheel Drift [remix] involves collaborative processes that provide audio and video data unique to the host performance city. Originally produced in 2004 by Julie Andreyev in technical collaboration with Jordan Benwick, the project involves additional modes of collaboration, such as those between the car and driver, between the production team and a local participant, and between the [remix] performers. Creation takes place 'on-the-fly' in a public setting rather than in the isolation of the studio.
the video is 5 minutes, the performance is more than 20 minute long