by Tef Dara
This is a recording from Iners is, a real-time audiovisual composition that takes place in a virtual world called ‘Obfuscated Konkat’. Iners is takes place in a small subset of this procedurally generated world, and the experience involves exploring abstract audiovisual spaces. Players gather and craft audiovisual entities using a game-like system, connecting musical units. They then try to play these units rhythmically against an adaptive system.
Dara Etefaghi is an audiovisual artist and electronic music composer based in Edinburgh. Under the name ‘Tef Dara‘, he makes 3D real-time audiovisual systems that combine various contemporary aesthetics in non-linear forms. His compositions explore themes such as chaos, silence, dissonance, altered states, Human Computer Interaction and other intersections of culture and technology. He aims to blur the boundaries between audiovisual art and video games by creating game-like performance systems. His works also take the form of fixed media, installation pieces and software applications.
Some of his recent work were shown at Hidden Door Festival (Edinburgh), The Talbot Rice Gallery (Edinburgh), Edinburgh Festival of Sound, Sonorities festival (Belfast), Iklectik gallery (London), Paradigm festival (Edinburgh), The Fruitmarket Gallery (Edinburgh) and Sound Thought festival (Glasgow).