Gonzalo Cueto

Kit Básico
The strategy is basically to oppose the residual imaginary, a series of light signals, wherein the video plays at being a future that reality look, using sunlight and smoke signals as a flexible margin of the latter where we will be in. There is a performance based on first calculating an escape, rejecting to be installed in the final place in our economic diaspora.


This documentation video captures a few minutes of a continuous, generative collage. The source for the collage is one hour of edited signals captured from KTTV (198 – 204 MHz @ 34°13′29″N, 118°3′47″W) in August 2015.
The sound was created by Philip Rugo


KTTV Cette vidéo de documentation capture quelques minutes d’un collage continu et génératif. La source du collage est une heure de signaux édités capturés par KTTV (198 – 204 MHz @ 34°13′29″N, 118°3′47″W) en août 2015.

Le son a été créé par Philip Rugo


Mark Ramos & Ziyang Wu

Networked Ecosystem
In Networked Ecosystem, natural phenomena have been replaced by digital and artificial systems as forces that drive development: Electricity/battery = sustenance, WIFI signals = nutrition, Lidar data = fire/heat. Data Organisms populate this digital ecosystem as native life forms in the form of bots, AI’s, and avatars. Visitors to this networked landscape develop new kinds of digital senses to experience data as environmental changes, and interact with the simulated world and each other in an ever-changing online environment.

Maria Smigielska

Proteus 2.0
Proteus ist eine Installation, die Ferrofluid-Muster mit menschlichen und maschinellen Intelligenzen in einem geschlossenen Kreislauf moduliert. Durch ein individuelles und anhaltendes visuelles Erlebnis lässt es den Besucher über eine Gehirn-Computer-Schnittstelle in eine implizite Interaktion mit dem Material eintauchen. Ein vortrainiertes, dediziertes Modell für maschinelles Lernen wird durch neuronale Signale in Echtzeit informiert, die vom Blick des Besuchers erzeugt werden, während er dem schnellen seriellen Wechsel von Mustern ausgesetzt ist, ohne dass explizite Anweisungen zu befolgen sind. Über die Zeit des Blickerlebnisses kann der Besucher eine gewisse Stabilisierung des eigenen modulierten Bildes des Materials erleben.


WiFi Impressionist
Wifi Impressionist ist eine Feldinstallation, die elektromagnetische Landschaften zeichnet, die von den Stadtlandschaften von William Turner inspiriert sind. Die Arbeit besteht aus einer Richtantenne auf einem Schwenk-Neigungs-Mechanismus, der auf WiFi-Signale wartet und ein dreidimensionales Modell der umgebenden Signale erstellt. Aus diesem Modell wird ein Ansichtsfenster ausgewählt, das die Perspektive und den Rahmen definiert. Signale, die innerhalb des Rahmens aufgenommen werden, werden als Wellen dargestellt, die von einem bestimmten Ursprung ausgesendet und mit einem mobilen Plotter gezeichnet werden. Die Antenne und der Plotter sind beide auf einem Stativ montiert und können auf dem Feld platziert werden, so wie ein Maler seine Staffelei aufstellen würde. Sobald eine Zeichnung positioniert und ausgerichtet ist, wird sie mit der Zeit dichter, abhängig von der Dichte der Netzwerke um sie herum. Überall dort, wo ein WiFi-Signal vorhanden ist, füllt die Zeichnung schließlich den Rahmen.

Sabrina Ratté

Aliquis (extrait)
Aliquid est une vidéo à canal unique où le signal électronique est manipulé numériquement pour se matérialiser en chair synthétique. Atterrissant lentement sur une architecture de verre, cette substance indéfinie est déchirée par des arêtes vives et finit par se désintégrer en particules qui se répandent dans l’atmosphère.

Maki Namekawa

Pianographique is a series of collaborations of real time visual artist Cori O’Lan and Maki Namekawa. The visualisations are not videos that are more or less synchronous to the music and it is also not the musician’s playing to prefabricated material, they are jointly created together in the moment of the performance. As with most of Cori O’Lan’s visualizations, all graphic elements are derived directly from the acoustic material, i.e. the sound of the music. For this purpose, the piano is picked up with microphones and these signals are then transformed by the computer into a multitude of information about frequency, pitch, volume, dynamics, etc… This information, in turn, is used to control the graphics computer, create graphical elements or modify them in many ways. Since these processes take place in real time, there is a direct and expressive connection between the music and visual interpretation. The visualization is actually not “created” by the computer but much more by the music itself – the computer is rather the instrument, the brush operated, played by the music.

Riccardo Torresi, Maxime Lethelier, Asako Fujimoto

Satellarium II
Sun Outage is a degradation or temporary interruption of satellite signal caused by solar radiation. In these moments satellites occur to be in between the Sun and the Earth, producing with their shadows an invisible eclipse. Satellarium II shows these astronomical events through a variation of visuals and sounds in the room in which it is exhibited. The installation consists of a set up of multi channel surround speakers and graphics projected on a disk above the viewers, representing the fragment of the visible sky from the location of the artwork. Visuals and sounds are based on real time tracking of the satellites position and magnitude (brightness of a satellite as it appears in the night sky from Earth). The gradient on the background of the projection represents the sun and it is related to its real-time position in the sky.

Richard Vijgen

WiFi Impressionist
Wifi Impressionist is a field installation that draws electromagnetic landscapes inspired by the cityscapes of William Turner. The work consists of a directional antenna on a pan-tilt mechanism that listens for WiFi signals and builds a three dimensional model of the signals around it. From this model a viewport is selected that defines the perspective and the frame. Signals that are picked up within the frame are visualised as waves emitted from a specific origin and drawn using a mobile plotter. The antenna and the plotter are both mounted on a tripod and can be placed in the field much like a painter would set up his easel. Once positioned and oriented a drawing becomes denser over time depending on the density of networks around it. Wherever there is a WiFi signal, the drawing will eventually fill the frame.



Myconnect “offers the experience of a symbiosis of connection between humans, nature and technology. The spectator becomes an actor by lying in a capsule, equipped with a helmet and body sensors measuring the variations in his rhythm This data is modulated and transmitted to a closed universe of mycelium culture (white mushroom) to produce alterations using electrical resistance. These variations in turn generate signals, sent back to the person in the form of vibration, sound and light. Each cycle can be different depending on whether the experience is stimulating or calming. This type of perceptual exchange enabled by technology reveals how much the human being is an integral part of the complex network that links him to his environment.

Howeler and Yoon Architecture

Swing Time

SWING TIME est un espace de jeux interactif composé de 20 balançoires en forme d’anneau lumineux. L’installation active un parc temporaire entre le Boston Convention and Exhibition Center et D Street pour créer un espace public expérimental. Fabrication sur mesure à partir de polypropylène soudé, les balançoires sont conçus en trois tailles différentes de sorte que les spectateurs peuvent participer, le but de l’exercice, est de jouer avec SWING TIME à titre individuel ou en groupe.L’éclairage LED au sein de la balançoire est contrôlé par un micro-contrôleur personnalisé, signalisant le niveau d’activité de la balançoire. Un accéléromètre interne mesure les forces d’accélération de l’oscillation. Lorsque les forces sont statiques et les fluctuations ne sont pas utilisés, ils émettent une lumière douce, blanche qui éclaire la zone. Lorsque les balançoires sont en mouvement, le micro-contrôleur allume la lumière du blanc au violet, en créant un effet lumineux coloré.

Amy Karle

Die Künstlerin Amy Karle offenbart kurzlebige mentale und emotionale Zustände in einer kymatischen Erfahrung. In dieser Performance-Kunst verbindet Karle ihren Körper und ihr Gehirn mit einem Subwoofer und einer Chladni-Platte und erzeugt Biosignale in Bild und Ton. Die Frequenz passt sich mit wechselnden Gehirnwellen an. Der Klang ist in Hertz über einen Subwoofer zu hören, der eine Metallplatte darüber vibriert und die Kommunikation von Vibrationen und die Symmetrie des Klangs darstellt.


Mai Hi Ten Yu
Die künstliche Intelligenz (KI) von Yamaha ermöglichte es dem weltberühmten Tänzer Kaiji Moriyama, ein Klavier durch seine Bewegungen zu steuern. Die im System verwendete KI kann die Bewegung eines Tänzers in Echtzeit identifizieren, indem sie Signale von vier Arten von Sensoren analysiert, die am Körper eines Tänzers angebracht sind. Dieses System verfügt über eine Originaldatenbank, die Melodie und Bewegungen verknüpft. Mit dieser Datenbank erstellt die KI im System sofort geeignete Melodiedaten (MIDI) aus den Bewegungen des Tänzers. Das System sendet dann die MIDI-Daten an ein Yamaha Disklavier ™ -Player-Klavier und übersetzt sie in Musik.


Aposematische Jacke
“Aposematic Jacket” ist ein tragbarer Computer zur Selbstverteidigung. Die Linsen an der Jacke geben das Warnsignal „Ich kann Sie aufzeichnen“ aus, um mögliche Angriffe zu verhindern. Wenn der Träger einen bedrohten Knopf drückt, zeichnet die Jacke die Szene in 360 Grad auf und sendet die Bilder an das Web.


Pianographique ist eine Reihe von Kollaborationen der visuellen Echtzeitkünstler Cori O’Lan und Maki Namekawa. Die Visualisierungen sind keine Videos, die mehr oder weniger synchron zur Musik sind, und es ist auch nicht das Spiel des Musikers mit vorgefertigtem Material, sie werden im Moment der Aufführung gemeinsam erstellt. Wie bei den meisten Visualisierungen von Cori O’Lan werden alle grafischen Elemente direkt vom akustischen Material abgeleitet, d. H. Vom Klang der Musik. Zu diesem Zweck wird das Klavier mit Mikrofonen aufgenommen und diese Signale werden dann vom Computer in eine Vielzahl von Informationen über Frequenz, Tonhöhe, Lautstärke, Dynamik usw. umgewandelt. Diese Informationen werden wiederum zur Steuerung des Grafikcomputers verwendet. Erstellen Sie grafische Elemente oder ändern Sie sie auf vielfältige Weise. Da diese Prozesse in Echtzeit stattfinden, besteht eine direkte und ausdrucksstarke Verbindung zwischen Musik und visueller Interpretation. Die Visualisierung wird eigentlich nicht vom Computer „erstellt“, sondern viel mehr von der Musik selbst – der Computer ist eher das Instrument, der Pinsel, der von der Musik gespielt wird.


»Apfel« ist ein Spiel ohne Regeln. Es beginnt mit einer Wand, die überall mit einer signalroten Klebefolie bedeckt ist. Die Folie besteht aus Tausenden von kreisförmigen Aufklebern, die in einem schmalen Raster vorgeschnitten sind und darauf warten, von den Besuchern abgezogen und in eine neue Reihenfolge gebracht zu werden. Die Aufkleber und ihr weißes Negativ an der Wand bilden sich ähnlich wie binär codierte Pixel, Ornamente, Nachrichten und Bilder – an der ursprünglichen Wand und weit darüber hinaus: Sie bewegen sich in angrenzende Räume, auf Gesichter und verlassen sogar die Stadt.


10VE: Sequenz für zwei
10ve: sequenz für zwei ist ein duet für zwei verstärkte körper, die mit drahtlosen biofeedback – und bewegungsgeräten ausgestattet sind. die synchronisierungen und korrelationen der signale erzeugen eine musikalische darstellung der auftretenden prozesse zwischen ihren körpern.


Meander ist eine großflächige immersive Testumgebung, die in einem historischen Lagergebäude im Zentrum einer Wohnhochhaussiedlung in Cambridge, Ontario, errichtet wurde. Die Netzgerüste, aus denen das Testfeld besteht, sind als eine Reihe von Arten innerhalb eines künstlichen Ökosystems organisiert, die sich sanft biegen und auf die Bewegung der Betrachter reagieren. Ähnlich wie in natürlichen Umgebungen wie Flüssen und Wolken leiten große Gruppen von Teilen physikalische Impulse und Datensignale hin und her, sodass die gesamte Umgebung als zusammenhängendes Ganzes arbeiten kann. Die Innovationen in Meander schlagen Wege vor, um adaptive, sensible Gebäude der Zukunft zu schaffen.


Ich denke
Die empfangenen Rohsignale dienen als Eingabedaten für ein neuronales Netzwerk, das auf menschlichen Theorien und Ideen von Außerirdischen trainiert wurde. Jetzt versucht es verzweifelt, dieses Wissen anzuwenden und mögliche Botschaften anderer Zivilisationen im Rauschen des Universums zu entdecken. Mysteriöse Geräusche erklingen, wenn die künstliche Intelligenz immer tiefer in die außerirdischen Daten eindringt und dort schließlich den ultimativen Beweis findet. Die Klanginstallation dreht sich um eine der ältesten Fragen der Menschheit – eine, die niemals widerlegt werden kann: Sind wir allein im Universum? ?

Shiro Takatani

ST/LL opens on a stage with a long set table, perpendicularly to the orchestra, under the eyes of the audience; on the sides of the table there are some chairs. On the background, coinciding with the inner extremity of the table, there is a projection screen developing vertically, like a painting that evokes the Japanese pictorial tradition. The perimeter of the stage is covered with a veil of water, in which everything reverberates. The whole visual structure of the work develops all around this diaphanous dimension. A man enters the scene and carries out actions on the table: he moves the cutlery, changes the position of the chairs, makes tiny gestures, which let the audience foretell that an action played on the visible will develop. To the sound of a metronome, two women and then a third one enter the scene and sit at the table making gestures that imitate a meal without food.

Kengo Kuma

Botanical Pavilion
To realize the ‘Botanical Pavilion’, Kengo Kuma worked alongside Geoff Nees — a melbourne-based artist and curator who has also worked on a number of architectural pavilions. Made in the japanese tradition of wooden architecture, where pieces interlock, held by tension and gravity, the structure at the NGV triennial features a tessellated interior lined with timber collected from trees felled or removed over several years at Melbourne’s royal botanic gardens. Some of the trees used within the architecture pre-date european settlement, while others signal the development of the gardens as a site of scientific research and botanical classification. Prioritizing natural phenomena over scientific order, the botanical species used are color-coded, rather than following any taxonomic order. this approach offers a statement by the designers against the reductive nature of science during the colonial era — a mindset at odds with many indigenous cultural beliefs and knowledge systems.

Yunchul Kim

The work Argos is a 41-channel muon particle detector. It reacts with a flash each time a muon particle emitted by the universe is detected in the air – a mechanism that is carried over to another work titled Impulse. Taking the form of a chandelier, Impulse is a work consisting of numerous cylindrical tubes that extend out like the hanging branches of a tree as clear fluid flows through them. Every time Argos detects a particle, it transmits a signal to Impulse, with the result that we can see with our own eyes the air bubbles and motion of the fluid running through the artwork.

Liam Young & John Cale

Loop 60 Hz: Transmissions from the Drone Orchestra
A flock of autonomous DJI copters are programmed as aerial dancers and are mounted with specially engineered wireless speakers to broadcast the instruments of the band. Other copters are dressed in elaborate costumes to disguise their form and reflect light across the audience below. Against a score of original compositions and selected tracks from Cale’s seminal career this collaboration with Young imagines the possibilities of the drones as emerging cultural objects. If these technologies are no longer unseen objects overhead, or propelled along classified flight paths but brought into close and intimate relations with us then how might we see them differently. When their transmission fades, when the drones lose their signal and without their protocols for terror and surveillance, do they drop from the sky, do they fall in love or do the drones drift endlessly, forever on loop.

Nicolas Sassoon and Rick Silva

SIGNALS is a collaborative project by artists Nicolas Sassoon and Rick Silva that focuses on immersive audio-visual renderings of altered seascapes. Sassoon and Silva share an ongoing theme in their individual practices; the depiction of wilderness and natural forms through computer imaging. Created by merging their respective fields of visual research, SIGNALS features oceanic panoramas inhabited by unnatural substances and enigmatic structures. The project draws from sources such as oceanographic surveys, climate studies and science-fiction to create 3D generated video works and installations that reflect on contamination, mutation and future ecologies.



A radio telescope scans the skys in search of signs of extraterrestrial life.
The received raw signals serve as input data for a neural network, which was trained on human theories and ideas of aliens. Now it tries desperately to apply this knowledge and to discover possible messages of other civilizations in the noise of the universe. Mysterious noises resound as the artificial intelligence penetrates deeper and deeper into the alien data, where it finally finds the ultimate proof.The sound installation revolves around one of the oldest questions of mankind – one that can never be disproved: Are we alone in the universe?

Studio TheGreenEyl

»Appeel« is a game without rules. It starts with a wall that is covered all over with a signal red adhesive foil. The foil consists of thousands of circular stickers pre-cut in a narrow grid that wait to be pulled off and put in a new order by the visitors. The stickers, and its white negative on the wall, form, similarly to binary coded pixels, ornaments, news and pictures – on the original wall and far beyond: they move to adjoining rooms, onto faces and even leave the city.

Philip Beesley

Meander is a large-scale immersive testbed environment constructed within a historic warehouse building at the centre of a residential highrise development in Cambridge, Ontario. The meshwork scaffolds which comprise the testbed are organized as a series of species within an artificial ecosystem, gently flexing and responding to the movement of viewers. Similar to natural environments such as rivers and clouds, large groups of parts pass physical impulses and data signals back and forth, enabling the entire environment to work as an interconnected whole. The innovations in Meander suggest ways of making adaptive, sensitive buildings of the future.

Leontios Hadjileontiadis

Brainswarm is a musical piece of biomusic that combines, in real time, information from the music director (both from his brain signals as well as from his movement) with the music from the instruments. This is the point where music meets biomedical sciences.


In the process of creating Supraspectives, the artist duo Quadrature has gathered the data of 590 (recent & former) spy satellites, whose trajectory the installation follows. A third of them can be considered space trash, as they are obsolete or damaged, but still, they continue overflying us. The installation calculates the paths of all those satellites in real time and speculatively reconstructs the view they are capturing, offering artistically intervened images of what the satellites could be observing. Mainly satellites passing near the exhibition venue are selected, combined with other specially interesting or suggestive satellite images. Additionally, a specifically built motorized antenna on the roof connects live with the satellites overflying Tabakalera, transforming their real radio signals into sound. Everytime the installation connects with a satellite, the screen shows the data relative to it, such as country of origin or year of launch.

Richard Vijgen

Hertzian Landscapes
Hertzian Landscapes (2019) is a live visualization of the radio spectrum. Unlike visible light, waves in the radio spectrum cannot be perceived by us directly yet this space is teeming with human activity. Hertzian Landscapes employs a digital receiver to scan large swaths of radio spectrum in near real-time and visualizes thousands of signals into a panoramic electromagnetic landscape. Users can zoom in to specific frequencies by positioning themselves in front of the panorama as if controlling a radio tuner with their body, giving them a sense of walking through the spectrum.

Lisa Park

Eunoia II
It is an interactive performance and installation that attempts to display invisible human emotion and physiological changes into auditory representations. The work uses a commercial brainwave sensor to visualize and musicalize biological signals as art. The real-time detected brain data was used as a means to self-monitor and to control. The installation is comprised of 48 speakers and aluminum dishes, each containing a pool of water. The layout of “Eunoia (Vr.2)” was inspired by an Asian Buddhist symbol meaning balance.’ The motif of number 48 comes from Spinoza’s ‘Ethics’ (Chapter III), classifying 48 human emotions into three categories – desire, pleasure, and pain. In this performance, water becomes a mirror of the artist’s internal state. It aims to physically manifest the artist’s current states as ripples in pools of water.

Antoni Rayzhekov

10VE:SEQUENCE FOR TWO is a duet for two amplified bodies equipped with wireless biofeedback and movement devices, measuring the performers heart-rate, stress-level, breath and movement. The synchronizations and correlations of the signals generate a musical representation of the occurring processes between their bodies.


Helene Steiner

Project Florence
Plants synthesize a very large amount of information via electrical and chemical signals and deliberately make changes to themselves, their neighbors and the land nearby for their benefit. This signals caused by cell depolarization through ions fluxes such as K + , Ca2 + , H + , Na + , and Cl alert the whole plant for localized stimuli, such as biotic and abiotic stress and are one of the most universal properties of living organisms. In project Florence we take advantage of the sensibility of plants to different light frequencies and use it to trigger a plant response through manipulation and compare the similarities between plants and natural language processes.


Specimen Box

The OCR began work on Specimen Box in 2014 at the request of Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit. Microsoft’s Cybercrime Center monitors communications coming from hundreds of millions of PCs around the world that have become infected by botnet malware. Employing data sonification together with advanced visualization techniques, Specimen Box provides a configurable multi-sensory presentation of botnet signal activity in real time. It also features a multitouch gesture-based interface for navigating, exploring, selecting, and examining the billions of signals that have previously been collected. Users can access the collected signals based on their activity levels, the geographic locations of their sources, or their daily activity patterns over time, using clustering to group sources with similar behavior.


Maia Urstad, a sound artist based in Bergen, Norway, joined ISIS in 2009 for a 3-week research residency. Maia’s research was based around using and adapting portable radio systems and local FM-transmissions. Maia explored the Northumberland coast where she carried out experiments with multiple radios, broadcastings signals across the North Sea from the cliffs of Howic and the beaches surrounding Bamburgh in an attempt to communicate across the sea, attempting to reach her home town of Bergen.

Yamaha & Kaiji Moriyama

Mai Hi Ten Yu
Yamaha artificial intelligence (AI) technology enabled the world-renowned dancer Kaiji Moriyama to control a piano by his movements. The AI adopted in the system can identify a dancer’s movement in real time by analyzing signals from four types of sensors attached to a dancer’s body. This system has an original database that links melody and movements, and, with this database, the AI on the system creates suitable melody data (MIDI) from the dancer’s movements instantly. The system then sends the MIDI data to a Yamaha Disklavier™ player piano, and it is translated into music.

iris van herpen

sensory seas
runway LOOK 08

“The first threads of inspiration came from the Spanish neuroanatomist Ramón y Cajal. He wanted to uncover something that no one had yet understood.
Sensory seas’ holds a microscope over the indelible nuances between the anthropology of a marine organism, to the role of dendrites and synapses delivering infinite signals throughout our bodies. It enchants the attention of how two processes of torrential messaging exist in an uninterrupted state of flux. The collection consists 21 silhouettes that illustrate a portrait of liquid labyrinths, where dresses spill onto the floor in elegant train and pigments gather in cloudedpools of blues and lilac, leaking into one another like marble.” Joanna Klein

Shinseungback Kimyonghun

Aposematic Jacket
‘Aposematic Jacket’ is a wearable computer for self-defense. The lenses on the jacket give off the warning signal, “I can record you”, to prevent possible attack. When the wearer pushes a button under threat, the jacket records the scene in 360 degrees and sends the images to the Web.


فيليب ستيرنز
Fragmented Memory

As electronic media (digital or analog), images, video, and sound become reduced to signal—a manifestation of some order defined within a certain system—Light and Sound themselves become raw materials for reconstituting electronic signals back into physiological experience.


Эрнесто Клар
Convergenze parallele

Convergenze parallele is an audiovisual installation in which airborne dust particles passing through a beam of light are tracked, visualized, and sonified in realtime by a custom software system. The installation reacts to air movements in the exhibition space, allowing the viewer to see and hear the amplified movement of dust particles. “Convergenze parallele” explores the poetic potential of revealing and transforming the imperceptible. The custom software uses a video camera to capture the activity of dust articles passing through the beam of light. It then analyzes the video signal to track the location of individual dust particles, and reveals each particle’s trajectory in the image-processed projection. The physical particles draw traces of their otherwise invisible motion on the digital screen. At random intervals, the software artificially saturates the system by briefly activating the fan-a cloud of dust fills the beam of light and creates dense and stunning patterns of particle trajectories and sound.

File Festival


이케다 료지
Редзи Икеда
test pattern [n˚2] presents flickering black and white imagery that floats and convulses in darkness on two screens, one on the floor and another floor to ceiling, in time with a stark and powerful, highly synchronised soundtrack. Through a real–time computer programme, Ikeda’s audio signal patterns are converted into tightly synchronised barcode patterns on the screens. Viewers are literally immersed in the work, and the velocity of the moving images is ultra–fast, some hundreds of frames per second, providing a totally immersive and powerful experience. The work provides a performance test for the audio and visual devices, as well as a response test for the audience’s perceptions.

Marc Fornes

Where the Riverfront Park recreational space extends onto the waterway, this structure is situated to host new outdoor activities and new memories of the Tampa’s active waterfront. As an inverted mangrove, the green-hued aluminum canopy announces itself among palms as a signal on the Hillsborough River. The tree-like structure appears to float between water and land.


top shot helmet
The Top Shot Helmet alters one’s spatial perception. Wearers see themselves from above and must guide their movements and orient themselves from this perspective. The device consists of a round helmet, above which floats a helium balloon attached to the helmet with strings. The balloon carries a small video camera operated by radio signal, which points downward with a wide-angle lens. The view captured by the camera is projected onto a pair of video glasses in the helmet. Wearers of the helmet can only see the image produced by these glasses and must use this to make their way through a given space. By moving the head, the person wearing the helmet can turn and tilt the balloon and camera. A handle on the helmet makes it possible to adjust the height of the balloon and thereby adjust one’s field of vision.

Thibault Brevet

DRM Chair (Chair that self-destructs after 8 uses)
The DRM Chair has only a limited number of use before it self-destructs. The number of use was set to 8, so everyone could sit down and enjoy a single time the chair.
A small sensor detects when someone sits and decrements a counter. Every time someone sits up, the chair knocks a number of time to signal how many uses are left. When reaching zero, the self-destruct system is turned on and the structural joints of the chair are melted.

iris van herpen

イリス ヴァン ヘルペン
skeleton dress

Van Herpen sees fashion as a form of self expression that associates her fascinations about reality of everyday life and translates into her collection. Each collection has its own story. For example, dresses from her Radiation Invation collection reflect her fantasies about what the world would like if we could see all the radiation and signals around us.

Brad Downey and AKAY

Brad Downey est un artiste contemporain américain, originaire du Kentucky. Il est né en 1980 et est diplômé de Pratt institute à New York et de Slade School of Art à Londres. Il habite actuellement à Berlin. Brad s’intéresse à plusieurs formes d’art comme la sculpture, la peinture, la photography et surtout le street art. Ses oeuvres sont toujours surprenantes et il adore détourner les objets de la vie quotidienne avec beaucoup d’imagination et d’humour comme des panneaux de signalisations, des bancs publics.

Joseph DeLappe

circle drawing surveillance system
A train locomotive travels continuously in a circle harnessed with electro-mechanical appendages, including a drawing arm holding black compressed charcoal to paper. The train rides on the first rail, while the two inner rails function, respectively, to power the mini-video camera mounted on the train while the other sends the real-time video signal from the camera to the projector[…]

Ralf Baecker

Putting The Pieces Back Together Again

The kinetic installation “Putting the Pieces Back Together Again” is a complex system with self-organizing and emergent behaviour, at the same time it is an artistic inquiry and meditation on contemporary scientific methodology. The installation investigates non-hierarchical communication and collective behaviour by implementing such a system physically through many electro-mechanical actors.
The Installation consists of 1250 stepper motors arranged in a two dimensional grid of two by two meters. Each motor is equipped with a pointer made from white acrylic glass. The radii of the pointers are chosen to intersect with the pointers of its neighbours. All motors are excited with the same alternating current that let them move initially in a random direction. Each actor is at the same time sensing its environment. In the event of a collision the pointers reverse their turning direction. This is achieved through a custom motor control circuit. Through the interplay of many entities a complex behaviour emerges on the surface of the installation. By manipulating the signals during runtime the system will form spontaneous pattern on its surface. It seems like they are negotiating it’s position with nearby actors. By this the system is showing behaviour of self-organization. The installation drifts through various activation levels during its run time by this it constantly evolves new formations and constellations (crystallization).


조용한 앙상블
Quintetto is an installation based on the study of casual movement of objects or living creatures used as input for the production of sounds. The basic concept is to reveal what we call “invisible concerts” of everyday life. The vertical movements of the 5 fishes in the aquarius is captured by a videocamera, that translates (through a computer software) their movements in digital sound signals. We’ll have 5 different musical instruments creating a totally unexpected live concert.


open circuit
file festival

Open circuit is a sound installation by Christoph Haag, Martin Rumori, Franziska Windisch and Ludwig Zeller. The team created the project while studying at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Open circuit consists of a labyrinth of open copper trails that cover the floor and walls of the installation space. These trails carry the electrical signals of a multichannel sound repository which become audible when wireless speakers are placed on the copper. The sound emitted by the speakers alters depending on how they are moved.


Light painting WiFi
Wireless networks are everywhere these days, creating invisible layers that we cannot see. This unique light painting project seeks to change that by mapping the signal strength of Wifi networks in a variety of environments. The light painting is made using a WIFI signal strength detector and a bar of LED lights. They used a long exposure camera to capture the fluctuations in signal strength as they walked across a street, campus, etc.

Luce Moreau


Landmarks est un projet d’anamorphose lumineuse mise en place dans les paysages vallonnés de la campagne slovène, autour de Maribor. Après avoir choisi dans le paysage un point de vue auquel elle restera fidèle, l’artiste, aidée de son équipe, installe selon des marques préalablement établies des systèmes de miroirs qui réfléchissent les rayons du soleil en direction de l’objectif.
Des formes géométriques diverses et génériques émergent alors d’un banal paysage : rectangle homothétique au cadre de l’image, diagonale joignant les deux extrémités. Les zones réfléchies dans le paysage sont comme autant de zones de résistance ; la lumière du soleil, dans son inclinaison naturelle, est ainsi déviée et par là-même transformée en signal. La relation entre la source de lumière et le photographe devient un dialogue privilégié, dont la lecture n’est possible que depuis le point de vue initialement choisi.

Clausthome & Martins Ratniks

The Latvian sound artists collective “Clausthome” (Lauris Vorslavs, Girts Radzins) and video artist Martins Ratniks will present a sound and video modulation performance unclosing saturated sound landscapes and collages of the electromagnetic waves, created by scanning and retranslating a real-time audio and video signal modulations. In their daily practices “Clausthome” collective is engaged in experiments with modulations and sound feedback as well as in collecting diverse radioa signals and scanning of radio frequences. Martins Ratniks is one of most renowned Latvian video artists, whose experiments in the field of art and technologies has been acknowledged both in Latvia and abroad. This will not be the first collaboration between “ Clausthome” and Martins Ratniks, previously they have been working togeher on such projects as “ Spectrosphere” (2006) and “ Unknown Planet” (2012).


Silent Percussion
File Festival
The “Silent Percussion Project” (SPP) consists in building a set of computer musical instruments that use human gestures to control sounds, composing and performing with them in an attempt to re-incorporate the body in music performance practice. The “SPP” is a response to the question: what kinds of musical instruments does live computer music performance need? To answer this question it researches the aesthetic qualities and language of non-live electronic music, action-perception systems and new media theory to experiment new ways of bridging between gesture and sound. In that sense, the “SPP” looks to address the problem of sound control by introducing new sensing techniques that take advantage of our sensorimotor capabilities. The Silent Drum and MANO instruments analyze shapes made by hands and transform them into multiple streams of continuous data. These streams, or variables, are directly applied to sound control, avoiding the key paradigm. Continuous data is analyzed to extract discrete features of the signals. The variables resulting from analysis are interdependent, that is, changes in one result in changes in the others, creating complex systems that the performer learns by experimentation.


pariah – signal loss


Warm Signal


Dina Khuseyn, Patrick K.-H., Oleg Makarov

A multivarious result of visual representation of 3 non-identical structures (dance performance, sound art and animation) points at interactivity as the main possible axis of reference. Necessity of this axis derives from specific interpretations that can only appear by juxtaposing of several systems. It opposes to traditional “parallelism” of media, employed in theater that only imitates causality, but having it already done before performance is starting.
In Cinestetika, each element of each media works as separate PROCESS, but also serves a SIGNAL to other medias. This essential core makes Cinestetika rather an instrument to make a term “live performance” filled with its perfect sense.


Иньиго Manglano-Оваллье
Manglano-Ovalles technologisch anspruchsvolle Skulpturen und Videoinstallationen verwenden natürliche Formen wie Wolken, Eisberge und DNA als Metaphern für das Verständnis sozialer Probleme wie Einwanderung, Waffengewalt und menschliches Klonen. In Zusammenarbeit mit Astrophysikern, Meteorologen und medizinischen Ethikern nutzt Manglano-Ovalle außerirdische Funksignale, Wettermuster und biologischen Code und wandelt reine Daten in digitale Videoprojektionen und Skulpturen um, die durch Computer-Rendering realisiert wurden. Seine Strategie, die Natur durch Informationen darzustellen, führt zu einer Untersuchung der zugrunde liegenden Kräfte, die den Planeten formen, sowie der Punkte menschlicher Interaktion und Eingriffe in die Umwelt. Manglano-Ovalle beschäftigt sich mit Schnittpunkten zwischen lokalen und globalen Gemeinschaften und betont die Komplexität von Ökosystemen.


فيليب ستيرنز
Impact Study No. 1
Impact Study #1 is a light installation consisting of 24 white neon tubes of varying length. These tubes are installed along a wall, each oriented vertically and arranged according to a horizontal contour. Tubes vary in size from 3.5 ft to 8 ft and are spaced 1.5ft. The overall dimensions of the work as documented are 36 ft wide and 8 ft tall.The tubes are lit sequentially according to hybrid analog-digital control circuitry. The circuitry detects radioactivity and translates it into a pattern of signals that are visualized as light moving along the formation of neon tubes. The effect will be that of rippling waves of light moving back and forth through the formation. The ambient lighting cast by the installation resembles light reflecting off the surface of a body of water.


Fade out
The project focuses on the progressive burying of a drumset under a gravel flow. Each impact is amplified in contact with the different instrument’s parts. The gravel flow produces a rythm section which turns into a sound and visual chocking. In opposition with the process of traditional music composing, the instrument is taken away from the hands of musician towards a rough experience. The sequence shot proposes an experimentation around the technical state of Fade-out, by materializing the decrease of sound and visual signal, until a complete silence and disappearance.