A real-time video improvisation ensemble. Three video artists who perform collaboratively. Using their own custom software, 242.pilots expressively improvise rich, layered experimental video works in real-time (both as a trio and as soloists). Improvising as a group, the three artists respond and interact with each other's images in a subtle and intuitive way. Images are layered, contrasted, merged, and transformed. The degree of interplay and unspoken communication between the artists is akin the best free jazz ensembles. The end product is a complex 'visual conversation': a quasi-narrative exploring degrees of abstraction; a mesmerizing, immersive journey through diverse landscapes; or just raw retinal delight.
Since their inception in 2001, 242.pilots have performed at museums, galleries and theaters throughout Europe, Canada, and USA, including the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Impakt Festival in Utrecht, NL, and Theatre Mercelis in Brussels.