Simulacra by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, the elusive ghostly video.
The feedback we get from a video, or any cinematic artifact is continuous, as every frame reaching our retina alters the state of our brain and our interpretation of the source material. In Simulacra by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, there is a →
Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther – Mosaïque Mosaic
CD – Gruenrekorder
The field recordings of Mosaïque Mosaic, collected by Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther, were captured in Cameroon and selected on the basis of their ability to evoke the sensibility of this African region. Specific workshops were held →
Congratulations: You are gay!
The latest edition of the Olympic Winter Games held in Sochi will perhaps be better remembered for the international controversy surrounding the racial and homophobic (im)positions of the Russian Government than for the sporting events and the athletes involved. Reports of →
AAVV – Muder Langage & You Muder God
book + CD – Amalgamated Torso and Such
This album booklet is actually a fanzine photocopy and in its first pages the album is literally defined as “a compilation of fluid contributions from various practitioners of the noise arts compiled →
Open Informant by Superflux, flaunting key personal communication.
Already from its name, which recalls “Boundless Informant”, the software used by NSA for analyzing and visualizing data, Open Informant by Superflux manifests itself as a project that intends to investigate the subject of state surveillance. The work consists of →
Ryoko Akama – Code Of Silence
CD – Melange Edition
This five-track record has an immediate and powerful impact. Code of Silence opens with “jiwa jiwa”, whose unhurried tonal development is coldly resonant, super-synthetic, rarefied and industrial. The author has indicated that she is exploring the →
edited by Angus Carlyle, Cathy Lane – On Listening
Uniformbooks, ISBN-13: 978-1910010013, English, 200 pages, 2013, UK
After the seminal “In The Field”, Carlyle and Lane have edited another remarkable anthology of texts, this time focused on the (not so simple) act of listening. Known physical properties are able →
D.O.R.T.H.E. by Lasse Munk
, autopoetic mechanical stream.
Breathing new life back into obsolete and forgotten technology in media arts projects has seen a surge of increased activity in recent years. A kind of technological remix culture combined with a DIY hacking mentality has facilitated the resurrection of →
Eric Lunde – Audio Demonstrations of the Opycay 5.13 Digital Audio Degeneration Units
CD – Amalgamated Torso And Such
DIY devices, abrasive frequencies, heavy sounds, noisy and persistent; here are 74 minutes of absolute experimental anarchy spawned by devices powered by two nine-volt batteries and made from parts available in normal electronic supplies →
Paul Thomas – Nanoart: The Immateriality of Art
Intellect Ltd, ISBN-13: 978-1841507088, English, 144 pages, 2013, UK
Many philosophical questions raised by the nanoscale (or nanoscopic scale, where the nanometer is a billionth of a meter) are connected to its intrinsically challenging nature: it represents a shift to →
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. →