Concertina by Steve Bates, barbed wire radio transmission.
Pirate radio stations know that if they cannot keep their gear on the move, their days are counted. Locating the source of radio transmissions is a technique developed during the First World War and still employed by law enforcement agencies →
Binmatu – Crystylys
DVD-ROM, Kvitnu, 2013, Ukraine
Binmatu is a project by Slovak sound artist Jonáš Gruska, musician, visual performer, founder of the LOM label and developer of open source computer instruments and artistic software. So it’s understandable why this dvd has been →
Ron Labaco – Out Of Hand: Materializing The Postdigital
Black Dog Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-1908966230, English, 304 pages, 2013, UK
One commonality in the different definitions of “postdigital” is that it is definitively getting rid of the material/immaterial dichotomy introduced in the early stages of digital. This dichotomy has →
Self-Portrait by Bostjan Čadež, a computer portraying itself.
In Self-Portrait, a new media installation by Bostjan Čadež presented in December 2013 at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Ljubljana, a computer placed on a chair in front of a mirror looks at its mirrored image through a webcam. →
Jason Khan – Things Fall Apart
CD – Herbal International
A battery, his own voice, some metallic items, a radio, a mixer, several touch microphones, a magnetic reel, a speaker, a computer, some chairs and some plastic bags: these are the raw materials used by Jason →
Ulises Ali Mejias – Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World
University Of Minnesota Press, ISBN-13: 978-0816679003, English, 224 pages, 2013, USA
The popular discourse about social media and their impact has slowed the analysis of networks as the fundamental structures lying underneath. But social networks have also evolved digital networks →
Ctrl+Alt+B#: Moneylab: Coining Alternatives Report, March 20-22 2014.
“Money is a social construct that largely exists in people’s minds” Brett Scott
Money Watching (2007) was a performance by Cesare Peitrousi as part of the series ‘Paradoxical Economies’ by Ikon Gallery. A shop in a commercial area of Birmingham was →
Pinkcourtesyphone – A Ravishment of Mirror
CD – LINE
Behind the moniker of Pinkcourtesyphone there is Richard Chartier, whose name is well known in the scene of digital electronic reduction. This author has a history of experimenting with the interconnections between the spatial nature of sound, →
Us+ by Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald, hangout confidential.
US + is a plug-in for the popular video chat service Google Hangout, born from the collaboration between Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald. After the very easy installation,US + appears in the chat window as a simple application. Users see →
Nathaniel Stern – Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance
Gylphi Limited, ISBN-13: 978-1780240091, English, 304 pages, 2013, USA
Man/machine interfaces have involved the body in progressively more sophisticated ways, from the mechanical finger pressure on a keyboard to the intellectual challenge of voice-recognition-based software assistants. Media art has interpreted →
Guy Birkin – Tintinnabuli Mathematica Vol. I
CD – Runningonair
In recent evolutions of experimental music we have perceived a renewed interest in the “tintinnabuli style”, an approach to composition conceived by Arvo Pärt, an Estonian master of contemporary music. The term tintinnnabuli is intentionally onomatopoeic and →
The Sound Of The Earth by Lotte Geeven, audio frequencies at 9 Km deep.
In 2013 Dutch artist Lotte Geeven travelled to the deepest hole on the planet to make a set of recordings allowing her to make the sound of the Earth audible. Accompanied by a team of engineers, geophysicists and seismologists, she →
edited by Sean Cubitt, Paul Thomas – Relive: Media Art Histories
The MIT Press, ISBN-13: 978-0262019422, English, 400 pages, 2013, USA
Media Art Histories is a biennial international conference “on the histories of media art, science and technology” that began in 2005. The third conference was hosted in Melbourne in 2009 →
Situation Rooms by Rimini Protokoll, first-person collective shooting.
Situation Rooms is an artwork by the German collective Rimini Protokoll. It’s very hard to categorize as a performance or a theatre show or an experimental augmented reality film. It has a scenography: there is a maze of rooms that →