Colby Richardson is a media artist and experimental filmmaker currently based in Toronto ON, Canada. Driven by a fascination with underused media technologies and by the way we interact with and value the technology at our disposal, Richardson’s work examines the artistic capabilities of tools and devices often unconsidered and dismissed.



x2 analog video mixer / x1 digital projector / video>as>audio / 25 min / 1-channel video / 1-channel audio

A/V Performance


DE / GEN is an audio-visual performance which uses analog-video feedback, and video>as>audio to create tones directly from a video signal. A repeatedly duplicated screen forms a grid of nine. These nine smaller “screens” are forced to constantly recalibrate to their surroundings, morphing and evolving with each generation. At times playful and at times jarring, the piece undulates between rhythm and noise, beat and shriek, generating and degenerating a constantly mutating soundscape.

DE / GEN was created during the Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration Artist Residency at Videopool Media Arts Centre.

1: DE/GEN Teaser

2: DE/GEN as performed at The Output, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg MB. 2019

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