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Not for Human Consumption

  • Location:
    Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin Street , London, E8 3DL, GB


Semiconductor (UK)
Valentina Vuksic (CH/NL)

and a newly commissioned text by Graham Harman

Tickets £7/4 adv. £10 on the door

Semiconductor premiere a new sound work that aggregates seismic data on a global scale.

Valentina Vuksic  will perform a new version of 'Tripping through Runtime'; a real time exploration of acoustic spaces between computer hardware and software.

Limited edition print of a specially commissioned text by Graham Harman.

Semiconductor is artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Through moving image works they explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it, questioning our place in the physical universe. Their unique approach has won them many awards and prestigious fellowships such as the Gulbenkian Galapagos, Smithsonian Artists Research and the NASA Space Sciences. Their work is part of several international public collections and has been exhibited globally including Venice Bienniale, The Royal Academy, Hirshhorn Museum, BBC, ICA and the Exploratorium.

Valentina Vuksic is a computer artist and programmer based in Zürich. Her work is a personal exploration of the possibilities afforded by articulated hard- and software mediation. She approaches computer systems via inductive microphones for magnetic fields, so-called “telephone adapters." With choreographies for software and computer elements, she utilizes these as actors in software/noise pieces for, and in, computers.

Graham Harman is Associate Provost for Research Administration and Professor of Philosophy at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of ten books, most recently Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy (2012), The Quadruple Object (2011) and Quentin Meillassoux: Philosophy in the Making (2011). He is the editor of the Speculative Realism book series at Edinburgh University Press, and (with Bruno Latour) co-editor of the New Metaphysics book series at Open Humanities Press.

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