GLI.TC/H BIRM preview: Art of Failure

GLI.TC/H has started and on Saturday November 19th it’ll be making its way to VIVID in Birmingham, UK! The full programme is available here, and as a PDF. Over the week I’ll be providing a bitesized overview of the upcoming events.

Realtime A/V: Art of Failure

Nicolas Maigret of Art of Failure will perform 8 Silences, which is a completely audio-only performance:

8 silences offers a sensible representation of Internet by broadcasting audio streams that travel and reverberate trough the web. Initially silents, the streams progressively incorporate an infinity of transformations or “errors” that modify the sound as it circulates on the network. These alterations are comparable to a form of erosion caused by the network space – they are a key to allow different mental representations of this digital topography. Presented as a live performance, 8 silences is a sound immersion in the heart of data flows.
8 silences is a live piece made from mixing together several silent ogg and mp3 stream loops with different quality settings (error corrections are bypassed). Each loop is going to a different location on the globe, and then coming back to the location of the concert venue. Performers stand with a laptop in different parts of the venue (non scenic performance). The audio streamloops are exchanged in wifi around the public.

Here’s the audio from a performance of 8 Silences in Paris in 2010:
Art Of Failure : 8 silences live @ IRL Paris 2010 by artoffailure

Bio

The imperfections allow to identify a medium, in the style of glass becoming visible by the accumulated dusts and scratches. Within the ART OF FAILURE collective, Nicolas Maigret and Nicolas Montgermont experiment the capacity of the contemporary technologies to generate specific sound or visual languages. In their realizations, the internal characteristics of the media are revealed through their errors, dysfunctions, borderlines or failure threshold, which they develop sensory and immersive audio visual experiences.

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GLI.TC/H 20111 will include works from over 100 participants from more than a dozen countries and will be taking place in virtual-space at http://gli.tc/h and in real-space

For more details visit: http://gli.tc/h | http://glidottcslashh.tumblr.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/glidottcslashh | @GLIDOTTCSLASHH

GLI.TC/H BIRM is part of The Garage presents… programme from VIVID and is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Birmingham City University

GLI.TC/H BIRM preview: Minuek and Chromatouch

GLI.TC/H has started and on Saturday November 19th it’ll be making its way to VIVID in Birmingham, UK! The full programme is available here, and as a PDF. Over the week I’ll be providing a bitesized overview of the upcoming events.

Realtime A/V: Minuek and Chromatouch

The second of our Realtime A/V performances comes from UK-based VJs Minuek and Chromatouch. Here they are as a part of the VJ collective Freecode earlier in the year:

Bio

Minuek is a UK based Audio Visual artist. Starting out doing video for the Brighton based Wrong Music label. He has worked doing live visuals at various festivals and events around the UK. Performing Audio Visual sets since 2008 working with node based creation tools. He is part of the Freecode Audio Visual collective, a group of artists exploring realtime audio and video that started from a performance at the ÊExyzt ‘Burningham’ installation at this years Fierce Festival in Birmingham. The collective have performed various shows in unique locations over the intervening months.

Bio

leon trimble goes under the name chromatouch and has been tweaking digital stuff since the last millenium. starting making music on amigas in the early 90s he progressed to noodling with graphics and 3d animation. by the time the millenium bug failed to materialise he’d started using pcs and become a web designer. video editing and photography had taken hold of his creative bent by this time and he started making visuals for dance clubs. having become fairly popular locally and further afield he started turning to more artistic avenues using his skills to express leftfield ideas of light.

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GLI.TC/H 20111 will include works from over 100 participants from more than a dozen countries and will be taking place in virtual-space at http://gli.tc/h and in real-space

For more details visit: http://gli.tc/h | http://glidottcslashh.tumblr.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/glidottcslashh | @GLIDOTTCSLASHH

GLI.TC/H BIRM is part of The Garage presents… programme from VIVID and is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Birmingham City University

GLI.TC/H BIRM preview: Screening part 3

GLI.TC/H has started and on Saturday November 19th it’ll be making its way to VIVID in Birmingham, UK! The full programme is available here, and as a PDF. Over the week I’ll be providing a bitesized overview of the upcoming events.

Screening: Andrew Benson – Click on it

Bio

Andrew Benson is a visual artist and performer based in San Francisco. His multi-disciplinary and experimental work is a playful engagement with interconnected systems and feedback, and is the result of complex technological or physical processes. ÊWithin the technical abstract spaces, a clumsy or self-conscious human presence challenges the purely analytical and synthetic nature of digital representation. As an extension to studio work, Andrew Benson has worked as Video Designer/Director for a number of high profile touring musical acts. He has been teaching electronic media courses at San Francisco Art Institute since 2008 and creates online content for Cycling ’74 Software.

Screening: Nick Briz – A New Ecology for the Citizen of a Digital Age

Bio

Nick is a new-media artist/writer/thinker/educator/organizer living and working in Chicago, IL; organizer for Upgrade!Chicago, a monthly art and technology series held at the Nightingale Theater; co-organizer/founder of GLI.TC/H; as an educator heÕs developed and taught courses on new-media art, Internet art + culture[s], remix art + culture[s] and experimental music; he developes digital/web/interactive projects for various clients with Branger_Briz. His work has been exhibited at festivals and galleries around the world and is currently distributed through Video Out Distribution in Vancouver, Canada as well as openly and freely on the web.

Screening: AAS (featuring Samekhmem) – Drone Glitch Dérive

Bio

The letters AAS do not stand for anything: they should be pronounced as a word. AAS is a self-producing artwork, creating itself through performance fictions and collective consciousness. Our work is future-orientated and is developed through symbolic activity, often drawing upon coincidence and chance as forms of divination. We aim to discover and produce new, alternate readings of reality that we encounter together. We use familiar ritual structures and music to bring people to the appropriate state of mind

Screening: Theodore Darst – cannotfindmywayhome

Bio

theodore darst was born in nyc, became a man in new haven, ct and currently lives, works, and goes to art school in chicago. his videos and prints have been shown internationally and he has provided live visuals for some of the hardest hitting names in drone music.
 
 
 
 

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GLI.TC/H 20111 will include works from over 100 participants from more than a dozen countries and will be taking place in virtual-space at http://gli.tc/h and in real-space

For more details visit: http://gli.tc/h | http://glidottcslashh.tumblr.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/glidottcslashh | @GLIDOTTCSLASHH

GLI.TC/H BIRM is part of The Garage presents… programme from VIVID and is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Birmingham City University

GLI.TC/H BIRM preview: Screening part 2

GLI.TC/H has started and on Saturday November 19th it’ll be making its way to VIVID in Birmingham, UK! The full programme is available here, and as a PDF. Over the week I’ll be providing a bitesized overview of the upcoming events.

Screening: Jon Satrom – Too Many Cats

Bio

Satrom spends his days fixing things and making things work. He spends his evenings breaking things and searching for unique blips inherent to the systems he explores and exploits. Satrom teaches a course on Glitch Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, runs a creative web and video studio called Studio Thread, performs real-time audio/video, creates colorful glitch-ware, and is involved in various collective online and offline new-media efforts.
 
 

Screening: Dan Tombs – kacien

Bio

Dan Tombs studied Fine Art at Norwich School of Art and Design, graduating in 2003. He has performed widely in the UK and internationally, exhibited at EAST international 2005, Visions Gallery Tokyo, Nottingham’s Broadway Media Centre, and the World Expo in Shanghai. He now lectures in Film and Moving Image at Norwich’s University College of the Arts, and is currently performing bespoke live visuals for Jon Hopkins and Kompakt’s Walls. D.I.N. is a sound art collective consisting of Dave Ramage, Benji Fox and Iain Wallace, using a homemade DIY aesthetic, they have provided audio accompaniment for various audio visual works and were also commissioned to create a new score of contemporary electronic music for Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.

Screening: Rosa Menkman – Radio Dada

Bio

Menkman is a Dutch visualist who focuses on visual artifacts created by accidents in digital media. The visuals she makes are the result of glitches, compressions, feedback and other forms of noise. Although many people perceive these accidents as negative experiences, Rosa emphasizes their positive consequences. ÊBy combining both her practical as well as her academic background, she merges her abstract pieces within a grand theory artifacts (a glitch studies). Besides the creation of a formal ‘Vernacular of File Formats’, within her static work, she also creates (narrative) work in her Acousmatic Videoscapes. In these Videoscapes she strives to connect both sound and video artifacts conceptually, technically and sometimes narratively.

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GLI.TC/H 20111 will include works from over 100 participants from more than a dozen countries and will be taking place in virtual-space at http://gli.tc/h and in real-space

For more details visit: http://gli.tc/h | http://glidottcslashh.tumblr.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/glidottcslashh | @GLIDOTTCSLASHH

GLI.TC/H BIRM is part of The Garage presents… programme from VIVID and is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Birmingham City University

GLI.TC/H BIRM preview: Screening part 1

GLI.TC/H has started and on Saturday November 19th it’ll be making its way to VIVID in Birmingham, UK! The full programme is available here, and as a PDF. Over the week I’ll be providing a bitesized overview of the upcoming events.

Screening: Jeff Donaldson – Pin 1/12 effect

Bio

Jeff Donaldson is a multimedia artist, guitarist and composer of electronic and acoustic sound. An active member internationally in micromusic as the audio/visual project Notendo, solo work and collaborations as Odea Duo Vii, HD and Wzt Hearts, JeffÕs work encompasses a broad spectrum of audio/visual composition and improvisation. In 2001, with the intent to create animation entirely with his own hardware modifications, Jeff began creatively short-circuiting NES consoles. There is no new code involved, only raw, machine logic. This work has led to international recognition in new media art and has inspired people world-wide to pursue similar expressions.

Screening: Ben Baker-Smith and Evan Kühl (Vaudeo Signal) – Unsound

Bio

The creation of Ben Baker-Smith and Evan KŸhl, Vaudeo Signal explores synaesthetic experiences through the rudimentary interconnectivity of sound and light. Analog signals passing through complex, interconnected networks of archaic audio and video hardware result in complex visual and auditory feedback. The system incites change through the manipulation of its inherent noise. Ben and Evan have been performing Vaudeo Signal since their debut at the 2010 Gli.tc/h festival. For 2011 They are excited to have the opportunity to make an appearance at both the Chicago and Amsterdam Gli.tc/h events.

Screening: Evan Meaney – Ceibas: The Well of Representation

Bio

evan meaney is an american-born scientist who teaches time-based media design atÊthe university ofÊtennessee.Êhis research, curation and artistic practices delve into liminalitiesÊand glitches of all sorts,Êequating failing data to ghosts, seances andÊarchival hauntology. he has been anÊiowa arts fellow, anÊartist in residence at theÊexperimental television center, aÊprincess grace nominee, and a foundingÊmember ofÊGLI.TC/H. currently, evan is hard at work with the super computing team atÊoak ridge nationalÊlaboratoriesÊon new glitch projects made possible through generous funding fromÊthe national scienceÊfoundation.

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GLI.TC/H 20111 will include works from over 100 participants from more than a dozen countries and will be taking place in virtual-space at http://gli.tc/h and in real-space

For more details visit: http://gli.tc/h | http://glidottcslashh.tumblr.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/glidottcslashh | @GLIDOTTCSLASHH

GLI.TC/H BIRM is part of The Garage presents… programme from VIVID and is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Birmingham City University