Audio Visual Artist

Scott Sinclair

Scott Sinclair is an audiovisual artist, performer, and programmer. Scott creates work that involves aggressive and humorous collages of different media to form highly interdisciplinary outcomes - from computer music and video art to vocal improvisation and custom-made costumes. Scott has a long history in improvised music, which in combination with new audiovisual practices and the echoes of expanded cinema, he shapes disparate audio, visual, and performance elements into an overwhelming whole. He creates work for performances, recordings, screenings, installations, print, and the web.

As a performer, Scott is known for his brutal and unpredictable performances mixing more 'serious' and 'difficult' elements with 'low brow' trash, which has found audiences strangely entertained on many tours in Europe, Australia, Japan, Russia, and North America.

In the manipulation of real-time audio and video, Scott is a proficient programmer of visual interfaces (Max/MSP, Quartz Composer) for his own artistic projects and in many international collaborations.

He lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

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Current Projects

Big Screen Brutals

Big Screen Brutals

The Big Screen Brutals blog exists to collect and celebrate brutal films and videos from all times and places. Expect noisy, glitchy, psychedelic, offensive, violent, hilarious, and quite beautiful combinations sound and vision. BSB also hosts irregular events that are more akin to an audio-visual-punk-rock-concert than usual passive film screenings.

http://www.halftheory.com/bigscreenbrutals

Botborg

Botborg

Botborg is an international audio-visual performance group that fuses and rewires raw electronic signals to create intensely visceral experiences of sound-color synaesthesia. Using a complex array of custom electronics, Botborg create totally live multi-sensory assaults of interdependent color and rhythm, pushing the limits of technology to invoke the maximum possible stimulation of their audience's mind and body. Botborg has performed at many prestigious music, film, and media festivals worldwide, including week-long residencies at the Ars Electronica Festival (Austria, 2007) and at the Art Institute of Chicago (USA, 2011). Botborg's films are distributed by experimental cinema specialists Light Cone (Paris, France).

http://www.botborg.com

Company Fuck

Company Fuck

Company Fuck is a one-man noisecore karaoke explosion. Known for his energetic and unpredictable live shows, Company Fuck simultaneously performs (and parodies) the roles of DJ, MC, singer, and dancer in an irreverent yet loving way which satirizes musicians, the music business, and music in general. From improvised pop/noise cut-ups to sexually psychedelic costumes, Company Fuck brings a futuristic approach to live performance with a totally interactive show that transcends the limitations of good musicianship and good taste. In his own unique way, Company Fuck transforms the stage into a hyper-violent karaoke bar of the future - and he may even persuade the audience to sing along.

http://www.companyfuck.com

DJ Invisible Pink
Maxi Bacon

Maxi Bacon

Maxi Bacon is the collaboration of Freeka Tet (Paris, France) and Scott Sinclair aka Company Fuck (Berlin, Germany). Equally inspired by computer glitch, grindcore, breakcore, cartoon music and karaoke, Maxi bacon serve up a electrified meat-punch to the brain with random collages of screaming digital nonsense and mass audio confusion. The basis of their sound comes from using highly customized music software to accompany their extreme and unpredictable vocal improvisations - from metal growls, to karaoke crooning, to uncomfortable vomiting, to microscopic spitting and breathing. Maxi Bacon deliberately carry themselves with a blatant disregard for appropriate musical conduct, instead indulging in brutal noise blasts, confusing musical choices, computer wizardry and vocal stupidity.

http://www.halftheory.com/maxibacon

The Superusers

The Superusers

The Superusers is a vehicle for artists to extend their practice into unknown territories. Members of The Superusers are involved in performance, music, film, programming, installation, literature, and costume. Members may incorporate their existing work from any medium, which is then adapted into a dynamic and cohesive audio-visual performance. The result is a retroactive combination of aggressive audio-visual media with the absurdist humor of dada and expanded cinema. The message is EXCESS!

http://www.thesuperusers.com

Visit the archive for information on some previous projects.