Video Art by Steve and Melissa Kornicki
Art and life duo Steve Kornicki (video artist, composer) and Melissa Kornicki (graphic designer, photographer) create audio-visual explorations leading audiences on journeys of creativity, cognition and contemplation through the synchronous and interlocking use of music and video. The combination of video and sound represents the artists’ vision of two disciplines forming a singular, conceptual whole. Their experimental, non-narrative visual conceptualizations depict the transformation and manipulation of everyday objects, processes and occurrences. Steve’s accompanying music is created from the digital transformation and deconstruction of familiar orchestral and instrumental sounds. Their pieces, on both visual and auditory levels, alternate between what we perceive as reality and the realm of abstraction.
Steve has been composing concert and electronic music for over 20 years and his video work translates his extensive experience with sound into visual forms. Melissa has been involved with the graphic arts and digital media since her first experience in high school creating animations on one of the first Amiga computers. Her artistic talents along with her photography and extensive technical experience are crucial aspects to the realization of the duo's abstract video pieces.
The duo’s visionary video and audio art has been featured at presentations and installations across the United States including New York City, Arizona and multiple galleries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as well as the online Perpetual Art Machine Gallery. In addition to their formal artistic work, they have been involved in commercial graphics, music and media.
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New perspectives and altered perceptions of sight and sound form the basis of what we communicate and translate to our audiences. Video allows us to represent a television screen or a flower as a completely new object through time-based manipulation and distortion of the selected images. In the same regard, audio transformations represent a bending, stretching or shifting of sound waves and frequencies. A powerful intellectual and emotional impact occurs in the viewer/listener/participant of our pieces through the multi-sensory aspect of these new unseen and unheard worlds. It can be an engrossing, almost mesmerizing and hypnotic experience where the temporal field is suspended and an almost altered consciousness state occurs. The experience can also take the shape of a relaxed or meditative state where the work serves to enhance the surrounding ambience.
Our goal is to capture essences of life and bring new meaning to their form and structure. We seek a timeless quality in our work where memory, imagination, inventiveness, cognition and contemplation all coalesce to achieve an experience of art that transcends our own cerebral boundaries.
Read Steve's video art essay on EcologicalArt.net.
"Your work ["Video Triptych" DVD] transported me to the world of fractals (which have been always part of my own work). Each video is mesmerizing!" - Nohra Corredor, Artist
Music: 61 X 5, for processed instrument samples (Steve Kornicki)
Transfigurations is available on DVD through FilmBaby.com
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