Current video - Botborg - Biofeedback in Simulation
Botborg is an international audio-visual performance group that fuses and rewires raw electronic signals to create intensely visceral experiences of sound-colour synaesthesia. Using a complex array of custom electronics, Botborg create totally live multi-sensory assaults of interdependent colour and rhythm, pushing the limits of technology to invoke the maximum possible stimulation of their audience's mind and body. Botborg work with a level of experimentation and improvisation that places them in a territory outside traditional musical or cinematic formats, where the boundaries between art, science, and philosophy mutate until they are rendered meaningless.
Botborg demonstrations often include very loud sound played in combination with very fast flashing/strobe light using the largest sound systems and projection screens available.
Botborg is a practical demonstration of the theories of Dr Arkady Botborger (1923-81), founder of the 'occult' science of Photosonicneurokineasthography - translated as "writing the movement of nerves through use of sound and light". Botborg's 'instrument' is the Photosonicneurokineasthograph - a complex feedback machine incorporating an entangled mix of new and old technologies, that are altered and customised to the unique features of every venue. Although the human operators of Botborg are skilled manipulators of the system, it is equally unpredictable and uncontrollable, allowing Botborg to look and sound vastly different on every occasion. All demonstrations are completely improvised and no source material is used outside the Photosonicneurokineasthograph.
Botborg has hosted live demonstrations at many prestigious music, film, and media festivals throughout Europe, Australia, North America, and Japan (see Demonstrations).
Botborg's first DVD Principles of Photosonicneurokinaesthography released through Australian label Half/theory has long since been sold out. Final remaining copies are available through specialist experimental film distributors Metamkine (Europe) and OtherFilm (Australia).
Botborg's films are distributed through Lightcone (Paris, France).