amalia ulman

Excellences and Perfections

“Sie ist eine multidisziplinäre Künstlerin, die von frühen Webarbeiten und Online-Performances bis hin zu neuen Stücken, die skulpturale Formen annehmen und Installationen, Fotografien und Performance-Acts beinhalten, je nach Projekt, Ausstellung oder Werk unterschiedliche Techniken anwendet. Er versucht, ein Gespräch und eine kritische Spannung zwischen Konzept und Gerät zu erzeugen. Eines seiner Netzkunstprojekte ist Excellences and Perfections. In den sechs Monaten des Jahres 2014 hat Ulman eine Geschichte über Instagram-Posts erstellt, die nicht seine eigene war, obwohl er sie mit seinem Namen signiert hat. Es erzählte von den Erfahrungen eines Zwanzigjährigen, der in der Stadt Los Angeles Erfolg haben wollte. Sie löste sich von ihrem Freund, injizierte Botox, nahm Drogen, unterzog sich einer Schönheitsoperation, erlitt einen Nervenzusammenbruch und tauchte wieder auf, nachdem sie den Tiefpunkt erreicht hatte. Sie erstellte einen vollständigen Bericht mit Hashtags und dem Image und der Ähnlichkeit der Profile vieler Mädchen ihres Alters, die sie im sozialen Netzwerk gefunden hatte. Während sie Tausende von Anhängern mit ihrer Fiktion begeisterte, hatte sie das Projekt bereits mehreren künstlerischen Institutionen in vorgeschlagen Nueva York und stellte es schließlich in der Tate Modern und WhiteChapel Gallery in London aus. So führte er in der Kunstwelt eine Debatte darüber, ob Instagram in Museen eintreten sollte.” Carlos Trilnick

NOHLAB

Reise
REISE ist eine 4 min. immersives audiovisuelles Erlebnis, das die Geschichte von Photonen, primären Elementen des Lichts, vom Moment ihrer Annäherung an das Auge bis zur Rekonstruktion durch das Gehirn in wahrnehmbare Formen erzählt. Unsere Reise beginnt mit der Bildung von Photonen im leeren Raum, die farbigen Photonen nähern sich dem Auge und wir befinden uns in der Kapillarstruktur von Iris, der ersten Schicht des Auges. Der nächste Stopp für die Lichtpartikel ist die Linse, die eine kristallinere Form hat. Wir befinden uns in einer refraktiven und fraktalisierten Umgebung. Mit zunehmendem Tempo bewegen wir uns in Richtung einer Struktur vieler Kapillaren, auch bekannt als Sehnerven, die allmählich dünner werden und schließlich Lichtpartikel in Richtung Neuronen übertragen.

Nohlab

Journey
JOURNEY is a 4 min. immersive audiovisual experience, telling the story of photons, primary elements of light, from the moment they approach the eye until the brain reconstructs them into perceivable forms. Our journey begins with the formation of photons in blank space, the colored photons approach the eye and we find ourselves in the capillary structure of Iris, the first layer of the eye. Next stop for the light particles is the Lens, which has a more crystalline form. We find ourselves in a refractive and fractalized environment. With an accelerating pace, we move towards a structure of many capillaries, aka optic nerves, gradually becoming thinner and eventually transmitting light particles towards neurons.

Eirik Brandal

Waldian
Waldian is a standalone, wall hanging sound and light fixture capable of playing a near infinite amount of melodic permutations over a predetermined musical scale, complemented by emerging light patterns from twelve separate LEDs spread across the sculpture. In technical terms, Waldian contains two oscillators, an envelope generator and a voltage controlled amplifier, all controlled by impulses from a network of logic gates akin to those of early computers. These impulses are essentially the nerves in the electronic ecosystem, deciding over pitch and amplitude changes as well as creating bursts of light to highlight the entrances of each note. Finally, there is a tube overdrive stage that creates harmonic and subharmonics based on how far away the two oscillators are from each other in frequency. Most parameters are customizable, such as the aforementioned pitch, amplitude and overdrive, but the responsiveness and envelope of the light bursts can also be adjusted, directly affecting the appearance of the light patterns.

Squarepusher

Nervelevers
if “Nervelevers” is anything to go by, Squarepusher’s upcoming album, Be Up A Hello, will be the closest thing we’ve had to vintage Squarepusher in years. This will be welcome news for many fans. Much like the best of Squarepusher’s catalogue, there’s a brilliant live quality to “Nervelevers.” His music often doesn’t sound like a single producer staring into a computer, but more like an incredibly tight jazz band, totally in sync. The track might not feature his virtuosic bass playing, but you can picture him slapping his bass guitar during its frantic acid line. You’re pulled through a chaotic wormhole, with only a brief respite when the glitched jungle drums break down to an almost hip-hop stagger. It’s fast, unpredictable, and most importantly, fun. Only a handful of artists can make music this complex feel like such a good time.

Malin Bülow

马林·比洛
マリンビューロー
말린 블로우
Μαλίν Μπάλοου
Elastic Bonding
This vertical version of Elastic Bonding was made site specifically for the Project Space at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Trondheim. It was shown as part of Multiplié dance festival, an annual festival of contemporary dance in Norway. The project was a collaboration between Babel visningsrom and DansiT.

Ka Fai Choy

Synchrometrics

Can we design future memories for the body?
Is the body itself the apparatus for remembering cultural processes?Prospectus For a Future Body proposes new perspectives on how the body remembers and invents technological narratives. Central to the project is the study of body movement in dance: How it can evolve, adapt or re-condition to possible futures?Eternal Summer Storm explores the concept of muscle memory transfer as an alternative form of interactive cultural continuities. This concept prototype speculates on a future digital library of body movements or dance techniques that can be experienced beyond the audio-visual conventions. Eternal Summer Storm attempts to recreate legendary Japanese dancer Tatsumi Hijikata’s Butoh dance choreography and experience in ‘A Summer Storm’ (1973) from archival footages.Bionic Movement Research is a collection of experiments on the process of designing digital muscle memory for the body. Inspired by Luigi Galvani discovery (1780) of animal electricity in the human body, these experiments appropriate the techniques of electrical nerve stimulation to choreograph artificial muscle contraction and body movement.

WOW inc

Neuro Surge
Measuring about 9 meters in height, the work pierces through the atrium of the ‘shiseido’ ginza building from the first to the second floor and creates an unprecedented display of light with the use of new advanced fibers. WOW inc. attached 150 fibers with a .9 millimeter diameter to a laser module. The laser module transmits light through the fibers, which can be controlled by touch. The interactive work visualizes the complex transmission of sensory nerves and information into a dynamic light show.

GUY BEN-ARY, PHILIP GAMBLEN AND STEVE POTTER

Silent Barrage

Silent Barrage has a “biological brain” that telematically connects with its “body” in a way that is familiar to humans: the brain processes sense data that it receives, and then brain and body formulate expressions through movement and mark making. But this familiarity is hidden within a sophisticated conceptual and scientific framework that is gradually decoded by the viewer. The brain consists of a neural network of embryonic rat neurons, growing in a Petri dish in a lab in Atlanta, Georgia, which exhibits the uncontrolled activity of nerve tissue that is typical of cultured nerve cells. This neural network is connected to neural interfacing electrodes that write to and read from the neurons. The thirty-six robotic pole-shaped objects of the body, meanwhile, live in whatever exhibition space is their temporary home. They have sensors that detect the presence of viewers who come in. It is from this environment that data is transmitted over the Internet, to be read by the electrodes and thus to stimulate, train or calm parts of the brain, depending on which area of the neuronal net has been addressed.

Philipp Artus

FLORA
L’animation dans FLORA est générée par des ondes sinusoïdales superposées qui traversent une chaîne de lignes. Ce principe d’onde apparaît souvent dans la nature lorsque l’énergie est transmise à travers un milieu comme l’eau, l’air ou simplement une corde. Elle peut également être observée dans la locomotion des animaux et des êtres humains, dans laquelle l’énergie cinétique est transmise successivement par les articulations.
L’algorithme FLORA de est basé sur la découverte qu’un simple système de lignes rotatives peut créer des variations infinies de formes abstraites – allant des lignes courbes harmonieuses aux motifs énervés et chaotiques. L’esthétique qui en résulte associe une précision de calcul à un aspect ludique organique et a tendance à déclencher diverses associations dans l’esprit du spectateur.

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thomas karsten

Thomas Karsten was born in 1958 in Eisenach and grew up in Leipzig[…] Since 1983 he has worked for journals and magazines such as Stern, Art, Nerve (New York), Capital and others. His first individual publication received the Kodak-Fotobuchpreis in 1988. Thomas Karsten emerged internationally particularly through his previous 18 photo books which are the results of the work on different subjects of nude photography for years.

MONA LUISON

Je Grandis enfantin
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“Mes créations sont réalisées à partir de matériaux issus de notre environnement quotidien et de techniques artisanales. Peluches, vêtements usagés, capsules de café, bouteilles d’eau, boîtes de conserve… Elles sont tissées, découpées,cousues… Un flux de matériaux hétéroclites assemblés pour parler du monde tel qu’il est. Comme des peaux sursignifiantes, inondées et innervées de signes. Mes sculptures associent notre anatomie aux catastrophes naturelles, à la guerre, aux grandes dates de l’histoire…”

MICHAEL BURTON AND MICHIKO NITTA

Vagus-Nerve-Stimulator, Gutscape

JUSTINE KHAMARA

Жюстин Khamara

„Bis vor kurzem habe ich meine Fotocollagen erstellt, indem ich Hunderte von Bildern auf Film aufgenommen, fotografische Elemente von Hand aus ihrem ursprünglichen Kontext herausgeschnitten und mit Klebstoff zusammengeklebt habe. Ich war interessiert an der Beziehung des Fotos zu seinem Thema und daran, wie digitale Technologien das Verständnis des fotografischen Bildes verändern können. In der Installation Thud (2003) haben veraltete Produktionsmethoden eine Umgebung geschaffen, die die digitale High-Tech-Simulation „nachahmt“. Meine Illusion war buchstäblich hauchdünn – alle Oberfläche keine Tiefe – und erinnerte an Erinnerung, Verlust und ein nervenaufreibendes Gefühl der Sterblichkeit.

ATSUKO TANAKA

Electric Dress
«‹Electric Dress› is a powerful conflation of the tradition of the Japanese komono with modern industrial technology. Prior to her conception of this work, Tanaka had appeared in a larger than-life paper dress that was peeled away layer by layer, not unlike the peeling away of Murakami’s paintings; she was ultimately disrobed to a leotard fitted with blinking lights. Tanaka began to envision ‹Electric Dress› in 1954, when she outlined in a small notebook a remarkably prophetic connection between electrical wiring and the physiological systems that make up the human body. (…) After fabricating the actual sculpture, she costumed herself in it in the tradition of the Japanese marriage ceremony. Hundreds of light bulbs painted in primary colors lit up along the circulatory and nerve pathways of her body.»
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