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Jamming through Runtime workshop and performance with Valentina Vuksic [Berlin]

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Jamming Through Runtime, a day-long workshop at xxxxx_micro_research, expands and extends Valentina Vuksic's Trip(ping) Through Runtime, inviting participants to join with both intrusive and non-intrusive interventions into otherwise hidden, interior processes of laptops and computer motherboards; a theatre or symphony of hard and soft audio interactions.

A collection of elderly laptops is being examined via magnetic pickup microphones. The microphones transform the magnetic waves around the various electronic parts of the computers. Each action upon the laptops can be sensually experienced through a broad range of layered sounds. Already plugging the power and booting up an operating system reveals an own small-scale universe of sounds and provides insight into the complex spare room emerging between hard- and software. This space is being explored and further modelled by triggering actions on purpose. System analysis tools, stress tests and custom c-programs shall bring the characteristics of each machine into the limelight. "Tripping Through Runtime“ is part of a longer-term study, diving into the invisible interrelationships of hard and soft computer matters by sensual means. The project aims at provoking and detecting specific behaviour of individual computer components in match with adequate software pieces. The microphone demonstrations are part of the first experiments to become acquainted with the hardware components.

About Valentina Vuksic:

Valentina Vuksic [CH] studied New Media Art at the Zurich University of the Arts and Information Systems in Germany. Important works have included Harddisko, a noise and disturbance amplifier system for harddisks, and Sei Personaggi Part 2, a play in computers.

Please feel free to bring:

* coils, microphones, pickups, other intervention technologies
* laptops of any age and make, motherboards, microcomputers

Fee: 10 euros (all materials and food!)

Please email m@1010.co.uk to reserve a place (strictly limited)

The workshop [here at xxxxx_micro_research] will be followed at 9PM by a collective performance at:

General Public,Schönhauser Allee 167c

travel: U2 > Senefelder Platz



xxxxx_micro_research, pickledfeet, Linienstrasse 54, Berlin 10119

U2, Rosa-Luxemburg-Pl. U8, Rosenthaler Pl.

Telephone: 3050187482.

xxxxx_micro_research is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin 2009




martin howse May 21 2009 08:23Reply

Sorry… it's happening on the 23rd May!