NoiseFold is the collective identity of David Stout and Cory Metcalf, two artists working at the digital nexus of cinema, music and visual arts. The pair began their seminal work in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a famed art center and lesser known as the birthplace of Artificial-Life (A-Life). NoiseFold as a word is simultaneously an adjective, noun and verb. The name can evoke an immediate reference to noise music with its loud, near unbearable volumes, radical explorations of extreme frequencies, disjunctive ruptures, glitches and wall of sound dynamics. Metcalf and Stout do not discount these memes; however, their interests are larger. NoiseFold exists as a fold or group who perform live data folding processes that reference both origami and the concept of protein folding. NoiseFold acknowledge noise as the field of all possibilities. Noise as prima materia – an alchemical concept sometimes attributed to Aristotle, prima materia can be thought of as an elemental formless state. In this work noise exists simultaneously as both a concept and a tangible material. Noise is manifest in various mediums, as a dynamic visual or sonic field, a data stream, as collective cultural expression, as particle bombardment and as a chaotic condition of life.