grey) (area . space for contemporary and media art
06 - 22 . 08 . 2018
Artists: Tin Dožić, Claude Heiland-Allen, Noise Orchestra, Bioni Samp, Hrvoje Hiršl / Davor Branimir Vincze
Curators: Darko Fritz and Laura Netz
opening and live acts 6th August at 21 h
live acts by Hrvoje Hiršl / Davor Branimir Vincze and Tin Dožić.
The referential framework of the exhibition Sounding DIY relies on the so-called DIY culture (Do it Yourself), which emerged from the 1970’s as a reaction of the technological deployment. With influences of the underground vanguard movements, the handmade culture currently sets as an exponent of what is the free knowledge culture, read the open source and movements such as hacker and maker. The results of these practices involve an interdisciplinary connection between art, science, and technology that improves the creative aspects of contemporary cultural production. Moreover, sound art practices enrich the interconnection with music and engineering.
The exhibition pretends to highlight the DIY practices in front of the capitalist industry. Thus, represents an important change in the prototyping of musical instruments and sound objects that have effectively set as a primary creative impulse in our century. Sounding DIY works with artists in the field of handmade culture and promotes the efficiency of the results attained, either aesthetically and ideologically. Our goal is to highlight artistic creation through the development of new technologies and craftsmanship. Finally, Sounding DIY. fosters a community of tool developers and creative practitioners interested in supporting and understanding deep and sustained creative practice with technological tools.
Bioni Samp translates bee behaviors and sounds into electronic music to help raise awareness of the ecological issues threatening them. Electronic Beesmoker Hive Synthesiser is a found object (Beesmoker) with internal home-made 'Hive Synthesiser'. An updated version of 2009 version which originally acted as a modified breathe controller for MaxMSP patches. Now includes hardware home-made 'Bee' synth with 3 oscillators, emulating bees. In each honey bee colony there are three types of bee: drone, worker and queen bees. Each of these have their own individual frequencies in the following ranges: low – 200 Hz or less, mid – 200-400 Hz, and high – 400+ Hz, just like the earth has its own special frequency of approximately 9 Hz. The oscillators are capped roughly within these ranges.
Puzzle by Claude Heiland-Allen investigates in the history of puzzles. The 15-puzzle craze in 1880 offered a cash prize for a problem with no solution. In the Puzzle presented here the computer is manipulating the tiles. No malicious design, but insufficient specification means that no solution can be found; the automaton forever explores the state space but finds every way to position the tiles as good as the last... Each tile makes a sound, and each possible position has a processing effect associated with it. Part of the Puzzle is to watch and listen carefully, to see and hear and try to pick apart what it is that the computer is doing, to reverse-engineer the machinery inside from its outward appearance.
Noise Machine by Noise Orchestra is an evil space metal box electronic circuit, a no.3 in the series of noise machines that translate light into sounds using analogue electronics. Inspired by Russian sound artists of the 1920s (inc. Arseny Avraamov), we did a sound graphical residency at the National Media Museum last year where we played the collections and undertook a research trip to Moscow (noiseorchestra.org). The noise machines are constructivist sculptural objects in themselves, they will be made from metal and wood, here is a link to twitter post of a paper prototype. Noise Orchestra, is a collective formed by Vicky Clarke and Dave Birchall.
Songs for anthropocen #2 by Tin Dožić is a work based on waste materials. E-waste, old tools, and other obsolete materials are used to create electroacoustic and mechanical instruments.
Project Strings is a collaborative work of the media artist Hrvoje Hiršl and the composer Davor Branimir Vincze. This sound and media research freely interprets the connection between the string theory and Pythagoras’ harmonic theory by observing «microscopic» frequencies and phenomena originating from the sensitization of the extremely long string. When we say that a certain sound has the frequency of the middle A, that is 440Hz, one refers to its fundamental frequency.
Digital album Sounding D.i.Y. by elektronische-art-and-music, 2017 including artists: Dom Alle, David Bloor, Dirty Electronics, Jukka Hautamaki, Hrvoje Hiršl, Optonoise, Prolonged Version and Signal Noise.
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