TRANSMEDIALE BERLIN

The Instrumental Subconscious #261
Spektrum, Berlin
Doors: 19:30 / Start time: 20:00
Entrance 7-12 euro (up to your offer)

Works by: Wen Chin Fu, Yolanda Uriz, and Mariska de Groot

iii presents a performance program in collaboration with transmediale and Spektrum, showing five performances utilizing self-made media apparatuses, instruments and instrumentations which draw on distinctly subjective and idiosyncratic technological origins. This performance evening is the second half of the program. The first two performances take place February 3rd at the HKW World Stage.

The artists presented all carry their own uniquely idiosyncratic imaginations against world-wide tendencies towards a digital monotechnics dominated by unified standards of instruments, instrumentations and play. The artists’ work tap into lost media histories as much as they play out subconscious urges to imagine media materials in new, alien forms. These unusual dream devices realize themselves in the four dimensions of sound, image, space and the body.

I’ll present Nibiru.

Nibiru Mirage projectionP1010025 web

Nibiru is an audiovisual performance instrument constructed from simple, yet unstable handmade pendulum oscillators. The pendulums are activated by rhythmical body movements which then scratch complex curvilinear patterns into glass. Noises of instability and resistance in the apparatus are amplified and sound patterns are created by light sensitive speakers that scan the changing projected geometric line image. The patterns of light and sound potentially recall missile trajectories plotted by early wartime analog computing machines just as easily as they can invoke the cosmological trajectories of planets and galaxies.

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