Saturday 27 May 2017, 12pm, OTO Project Space
Disruption, intervention, transference, halfway-ness, violation – the conversion of data/sound from one medium to another results in a new material phenomena, trans-media, found in the hidden corners of esoteric technological processes.
* Violations is an extended event that includes the construction of a specially commissioned Dirty Electronics printed circuit board artwork/sound object, rehearsal and a large-group performance. A feedback system is designed where audio of a sequenced pattern is used to re-program itself.
OTO PROJECT SPACE
12PM – 6PM
Limited to 15 places.
The event further explores how sound and/or code can collectively coalesce and gravitate or not towards a mean.The artwork for the printed circuit board takes inspiration from ArjunAppadurai’s book The Social Life of Things, and the exploded-view illustrations of fifteenth century artist-engineer Mariano Taccolafound in his De ingeneis (Concerning Engines) and De machinis(Concerning Machines). The Violation printed circuit board will also form part of the exhibition for Sounding D.i.Y. and a limited edition of the circuit board will be printed.
John Richards explores the idea of Dirty Electronics that focuses on shared experiences, ritual, gesture, touch and social interaction. He is primarily concerned with the performance of large-group electronic music and DIY electronics, and the idea of creating music inside electronics. His work also pushes the boundaries between performance art, electronics, and graphic design and is transdisciplinary as well as having a socio-political dimension. Dirty Electronics has been commissioned to create sound devices for various arts organisations and festivals and has released a series of hand-held synths on Mute Records.