// Workshop by Martin Howse [UK]
& Martin Kuentz [DE]
// TUE 29/01 > Venue: BN
> 12 – 18:00
// maximum participants: 15
Noise embeds both materiality and equation, equally embracing graphics through circuit diagrams and a wider industrial economy. We hesitate to call our interest electronics; an obsession rather with divination masquerading as detection, with substance and with an interrogation of the material. Noise acts as a revelation, precisely exposing the dark side of over-engineered social acts, manufacture and consumption; all embodied within the blackboxed bug chip.
Noise is elaborated on a path which leads from household materials, such as tin foil, baking soda and coal, through to more esoteric matter; large-scale experiments harking back to earlier times of invention. We're at home with Maxwell and his demons, thermodynamic exploration [dry ice and propane], and with de Forest [the holy triode].
The noise_produce workshop will present an active, audio driven examination of noise and materiality, interfacing diverse boundary materials in a crashed laboratory; petri dish electro-constructions as contemporary noise performance modules.
operates within the fields of discourse, speculative hardware (environmental data in open physical systems), code (an examination of layers of abstraction), free software and the situational (performances and interventions). Heavily improvised, playing with the collapse of massed, barely functional salvaged equipment and software systems made manifest in sound/noise and image, Howse presents a complex, process-driven constructivist performance; the symphonic rise of the attempt to piece together fugal systematics is played out against the noise of collapse and machine crash at the deserted border of control.
(Unkuentz), born 1975 in South West Germany, is a Berlin based freelance artist. In 2002, he founded the Salon Bruit, a concert series on improvised, electroacoustic and noise music. He organised the DIENSTbar event on M.S. Stubnitz (Rotterdam) in 2001, and took part in the "White Ears" exhibition of Expo 3000 (Lagos Art Festival). Music related projects include radio transmitting performances as Transmitting Object Behaviour (T.O.B.), Berlin free radio campaign, Blind Operators, Unkuentz vs. Trodza. Co-founded apostrov recordings. Various concerts in Germany, Denmark, England, Romania.