|Alpha Beta Disco: Godard Remix|
DropBox "flattens" Godard's film "Alphaville" (1965) into a database containing every scene, line of dialogue, sound effect and measure of the orchestral score. This material is cataloged according to character, location and general morphology. A 45-minute real-time performance/remix is realized solely using this database.
DropBox's live performance represents an alternate, spontaneously improvised, non-narrative interface to Godard's original work reproduced as a film.
a primary improvisational tool--the remix--with software of their own
design. DropBox blends elements in the database with an abstract formal
logic, rather than pursuing a narrative drive. DropBox cuts and pastes,
overlaps and overlays, compresses and expands, filters, re-sequences and
links data into new musical/visual formations.