[spectre] Art of Failure . February
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Wed Feb 15 16:04:41 CET 2012
Some events happening this month in New York and Chicago.
Hoping to see you there !
Nicolas & Nicolas
*Jan 24-Feb 17: Lecture + concert + exhibit @ Stony Brook University*
*Feb 17-Mar 16: Exhibition @ Devotion Gallery*
*Feb 21: Lecture @ Upgrade!Chicago*
*ART OF FAILURE - exhibition @ Devotion Gallery*
54 Maujer St., Brooklyn, NY - www.areyoudevoted.com
Opening: Friday February 17th, 7:00pm reception
Performance: SYSTEM INTROSPECTION, 7:30pm
Closing: March 16th 2012
*ART OF FAILURE*
The imperfections allow to identify a medium, in the style of glass becoming visible by the accumulated dusts and scratches. Within the ART OF FAILURE collective, Nicolas Maigret and Nicolas Montgermont experiment the capacity of the contemporary technologies to generate specific sound or visual languages. In their realizations, the internal characteristics of the media are revealed through their errors, dysfunctions, borderlines or failure threshold, which they develop sensory and immersive audio visual experiences.
*Opening performance: SYSTEM INTROSPECTION - Nicolas Maigret, 7:30pm*
System Introspection can be envisaged as an observation of the machine by itself, proposing a physical experience of the numeric data. The concert is based on a concrete exploration of the binary code and its intrinsic qualities (structure, logic, rhythm, redundancy, compression) immediately returned in the form of visual and sound flows.
*EARTH_TO_DISK (aka Flat Earth Society) [2008-2011]*
Earth elevation data analogically transposed on a 12 inch record (produced with Flo Kaufmann)
Earth_to_Disk proposes a transposition of the earth elevation at the scale of a microgroove record. A standard turntable can read this relief. Each side of this 33rpm record is a transfer of an hemisphere starting with the equator at the extremity and ending with one pole at the center. While playing, the chain of the elevation data crossed by the needle is directly transposed into audible sound vibrations. By every rotation of the disk, we can recognize patterns corresponding to the relief of the crossed continents. The engraving of this elevation's information on the surface of the disk generates in consequence a subtle image of the earth. This image may remind us the representations that are proposed to us since the stellar exploration. This object can also remind the Flat Earth as described by Thales. This representation is also in use by the Flat Earth Society, a group of people that still believe and defend the fact that the earth is flat.
Essay by Douglas Kahn: http://artoffailure.org/files/SoundsEarth_Douglas-Kahn.pdf
Global network activity measurement
Digital data are emitted from the exhibition space towards 193 computers located in every UN member state. Variations in the travel time towards the 193 states are represented as diagrams. They draw what could be an encephalography of the Internet. Through this set of located probes, the 193 electrograms informs on the internal dynamics and the overall state of the network. Also comparable to echo location or sonar methods, this process draws up a geography of nations in the digital network.
*INFINITE STREAM LOOP - Archives [2010...]*
Generative composition for Internet
Infinite Stream Loop is a continuous stream that travels around the web. Originally, a silent stream has been injected into the web the 1st of July 2010, it performs a permanent back and forth between France and Japan following different path defined by the network’s internal rules. Since this date, the sound content of the stream keeps developing and remodeling according to the errors of transmission produced at every nodes passed through the network. This process draws up a temporal portrait of the digital space, a kind of sound agglomerate that offers a sonic perception of the unstable and untangible network’s space.
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