AL-EK is an audiovisual collaboration that crafts bio-inspired visualizations and synchronized soundscapes. The interactions between their generative visuals and electronic compositions lead to emergent expressions through imagery, shapes, and motion rooted in physics and biology. AL-EK embraces the impermanence of modern media to inspire curious dialogue through warped perceptions and sensory provocations.

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SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN
MUSHROOM FESTIVAL

FELTON, MAY 4-5, 2024

Digital prints from our simulations of mycelium networks based on the computational growth model of Physarum Polycephalum (informally and popularly referred to as 'slime mold'). The unique and non-reproducible images were captured during a live performance in an audiovisual dialogue between the artists, which meanders through an infinite space of possible acoustic and visual forms.

Descensus Intellectus Aranei



Digital Archival Print (Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster).
Size: 17×22”, Frame 19¾×27½".


Post Chao Est Flore



Digital Archival Print (Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster).
Size: 17×22”, Frame 19¾×27½".


Columpnam Oblitus Somniorum



Digital Archival Print (Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster).
Size: 17×22”, Frame 19¾×27½".




MONTEREY BAY
POETRY FESTIVAL

MONTEREY, APRIL 13, 2024



INDEXICAL
SANTA CRUZ, FEBRUARY 3, 2024







MELO MELO KAVA BAR
SANTA CRUZ, DECEMBER 6, 2023



LIMINAL SPACE: IMPERMANENCE
SANTA CRUZ, MARCH 25, 2023

Psynematique 432S



Psynematique 293S



Psynematique 145S




LIMINAL SPACE:
NORTHERN LIGHTS

SANTA CRUZ, JANUARY 14, 2023

Sonus Stratus 277S

Sonus Stratus 3300S



Sonus Stratus 1488S | Interactive 360 video

Acknowledgments

Thanks to Cera and Beau for the beautiful room-scale paintings that elevated the physical space for the Psynematique performances, Weston Mossman for the creative contributions that helped shaped the project, Alex Calderwood for the help with the physical installations, Angus Forbes for inspiration and advice, Shawn Relish for visuals and VJ collaboration for the Monterey Bay Poetry Festival, and the Liminal Space collective for the incredible community and venues.