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DIGIMAG 62 - MARCH 2011
Constellations and Fragments: the sound of Stephan Mathieu
The last two works by the german sound artist Stephan Mathieu – A Static Place and Remain– follow instead this latest process. For both of them, Mathieu made use of published compositions of heterogeneous nature: a collection of 78 rpm vinyls of some of the first audio recordings dating back to the 20’s and the score of an installation by Janek Schaefer, Extended Play.Mathieu is not new to reprocessing, tecnique used since a long time to create set ups with instruments and analogical devices connected to hardwares working in real time, but in the last few years his passion for the first discographic recordings, the old instruments, the environmental sounds and the obsolete communication devices, has taken him to experiment new solutions also concerning contemporary compositions.
Seaquence: audiovisual online micro-cultures
Seaquence is an on-line project developed by Ryan Alexander, Gabriel Dunne and Daniel Massey during an art residency at Gray Area Foundation For The Arts (GAFFTA),San Francisco, a non-profit organization dedicated to building social consciousness through digital culture. It is a platform that, through a biological metaphor, allows the online user to build sequencers visualized as micro-organisms, whose form changes according to the audio processing parameters. Assembled in virtual Petri dish cultures, sequencers are synchronized with each other creating simple but very evocative rhythmic compositions. Seaquence is a work of digital art that offers its users the opportunity to experience a free and fun synthesis and sequencing, learning changes on the audiovidual flow produced by some basic parameters (such as waveforms and duration).
Memory and Media archeology. Interview with Tania Aedo
(Ready)Media: Hacia una arqueología de los medios y la invención en México, DVD box recently edited by the Alameda Laboratory Art of Mexico City, revisits the history of artistic practices in the twenties of XX Century in Mexico, on the border between art, science and technologicalexperimentation. The DVD box is an unprecedented work of research and diffusion, carried out by a team of researchers, artists
and curators, which throws light on a part of never historicized
Modernism. A work that in North America would likely be realized by
wealthy departments of some rich Ivy League's Universities, with a
comparative approach towards the study on Modernism, but in this case it has been carried out in a militant (and scientific at the same time), laboratorial way, by a group of actors playing personally in the