// Workshops & Performances
// 29/01 – 02/02/2008
// Venue: BN
"...in the good old days of Shannon's mathematical theory of information, the maximum of information coincided strangely with maximal unpredictability or noise..."
[Friedrich Kittler: There is no software]
Engineers and scientists are concerned with prediction and thus predictability. Inside black-boxed apparatus the faint markings of tolerance, deviations from a predictable scenario towards the encryption of noise, can well be observed by the wily artist. Technology is thus exposed as a material expressing a certain chaos, pure noise of all voices. In return, materiality and an artistic concern with the matter of technology allows for the entry of the unpredictable, environmental noise within an otherwise closed circuit or economy.
presents a series of constructivist workshops specially programmed for CTM.08, emphasising making and connection within the field of the existent. Workshops are led by international, field-expert practitioners, extending over realms of environmental code, noise, signal transmission, reception, and electromysticism. The workshops will utilise household materials and chemistry, readily-available electronics components, free software and the GNU toolbase.
Over the course of five days, participants will have the opportunity to construct a set of various electronic audiovisual artifacts (being either code or hardware) with which a final presentation/performance will be made. In learning how to create complex sound and image generators from the most basic elements, the participants will explore liminal electronic experiences and intriguing phenomena where carefully-engineered borders and parameters are twisted and transgressed, producing unexpected results in performance.
The workshops will be held in english.
The series takes inspiration from and continues the development of the (semi)weekly xxxxx-workshops held at the Pickled Feet space in Berlin over the last year.
xxxxx-workshops: [in]tolerance is curated by Martin Howse and Derek Holzer. Coordination Anke Eckardt.