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Thu Nov 15, 2012 20:00 - Thu Nov 15, 2012

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


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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finetuned signal continues with Semiconductor, Benjamin Gwilliam, Jonathan Swain

Wed Aug 01, 2007 00:00 - Tue Aug 14, 2007

11th May - 30th October 2007 | online at

On signal throughout August:

05/08 Jonathan Swain - Tirana Calling

An application of aural glasnost reaks revenge onthe jamming signal commissioned by Enver Hoxha.

15/08 Semiconductor - Smell my Hum

Smell my Hum observes the Doppler effect at work in insect mating rituals.

26/08 Benjamin Gwilliam - The Sequential Silences of Dr Murkes Gesammeltes Schweigen / Improvisation for Unknown Forces

Refering to the original silences predetermined by the radio script, 'The sequential silences...' highlights the lineage of events between the words of Heinrich Boll's fictitious collector.

The second work responds to 'Three Receivers' by Douglas Kahn.

Coming up in September: Lawrence English, Hallucinator and Charlotte White

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Background Info

The first project on finetuned's online channel Outlet, Signal features 19 new works that engage with intervals in broadcast space.

Start: 09.00 GMT 11th May 2007
End: 09:00 GMT 30th October 2007
Duration: 25 weeks

Rob MullenderEdric BrownAnonym
Ian Helliwell Knut Aufermann Kings & Queens
Mark Wastell Angus Carlyle Night Night
Jonathan Swain Benjamin Gwilliam Semiconductor Films
Hallucinator Charlotte White Lawrence English
Fred Arana Lee Patterson Vincent Epplay

Signal is comprised of works invited from a range of regional, national and international artists and will be deployed on outlet, finetuned's broadcast channel, from May 11th 2007

It became clear as we developed outlet that periods of inactivity - intervals, spaces - would emerge as the channel was populated.

Contrary to the traditional archival leveraging known as repeat programming, off-air muzak, teletext, test cards, etc. we invited 19 artists to create works that specifically engage with these intervals or spaces.

Signal is the resulting exhibition of works that paradoxically address and inhabit this space.

A limited edition CD of the project will be released in late 2007.

Curated by Gavin Peacock and Julian Weaver.


finetuned is an organisation that works specifically with artists who
engage with sound in their practice. It was established in 2005 by
artists who maintain a curatorial and practice-based engagement with
sound oriented work.

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supported by Arts Council England / Awards for All