Sounding DIY presents:
Violations Workshop at Oto Project Space
Led by John Richards
[please note: this event is now fully booked]
The event explores how sound and/or code can collectively coalesce and gravitate or not towards a mean. The artwork for the printed circuit board takes inspiration from ArjunAppadurai’s book The Social Life of Things, and the exploded-view illustrations of fifteenth century artist-engineer Mariano Taccola found in his De ingeneis (Concerning Engines) and De machinis (Concerning Machines). The Violation printed circuit board will also form part of the exhibition for Sounding DIY and a limited edition of the circuit board will be printed.
Disruption, intervention, transference, halfway-ness, violation – the conversion of data/sound from one medium to another results in a new material phenomena, trans-media, found in the hidden corners of esoteric technological processes.
* Violations is an extended event that includes the construction of a specially commissioned Dirty Electronics printed circuit board artwork/sound object, rehearsal and a large-group performance. A feedback system is designed where audio of a sequenced pattern is used to re-program itself.
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Sounding DIY is a series of exhibitions and events that highlights DIY practices versus capitalist mass production, curated by Laura P. Gracia and taking place between April and October 2017.