Video / data dvd by chdh
arcadi / artkillart
AKA 04 - 2008

Download the torrent
Order the dvd at artkillart


chdh’s work is based on a symbiosis between sound and image. Between minimalism and industrial, chdh creates a single, cold but organic universe.
Thanks to the use of mathematical algorithms and physical models, chdh brings a new vision on the practice of data-processing tools in digital creation. The use of audio-visual objects, having a sound and a video component controlled by the same parameters allows an effective management of the relations between the two medias.
This project evokes a virtual world, made up with more or less autonomous abstract creatures. The aesthetics of the video and the sound is minimalist: sines, diracs and noises interact with cubes, spheres and other primitive in 3D on a black and white visual environment. vivarium is an audio/video DVD project based on chdh’s performance work. vivarium’s goal is to switch from a live expression form to written and composed pieces. This project is based on the years of work already provided by chdh, and on the experience due to the performances they’ve done in France and Europe.

In coproduction with: Arcadi



This double side dvd contains:

  • a side for dvd player containing the video pieces.
  • a side for computer containing infos, better quality videos and software used and developed for this project.

Each video track of vivarium is composed around a single physical modeling instrument, evolving from passivity to life, instability and mutation, in a slow and hypnotic time.

Track listing (creative commons license)

  1. adaptation : 7’15
  2. convulsions : 5’52
  3. mutation : 3’41
  4. parade : 6’43
  5. replis : 8’16
  6. ondoiement : 10’03

Software listing (gpl)

  1. vivarium pure data patches
  2. pure data extended
  3. open time line
  4. vlc

All the software used and developed by chdh have a license allowing the free use, modification and distribution. Produced works are also freely distributable.


authors : cyrille henry and nicolas montgermont
audio mastering : benoit courribet
video mastering : bertrand baudry manège de maubeuge / keyman
photo / design : strom varx
production : arcadi / cie prométhée
support : césaré / art zoyd
distribution : artkillart
communication : delphine tissot