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“SHRINE: a Torii Gate” by Benoit Maubrey

benoit_maubrey_shrine.jpgSHRINE: a Torii Gate (where the spirits are more likely to hear your prayers) opens at the Kobe Biennale, Japan on September 19, 2015. It is a public interactive sound sculpture that allows spectators to express themselves and play music and messages directly through it.

200 recycled loudspeakers are mounted on a 4 -meter high Torii Gate structure and connected together. Four people can simultaneously be connected to a 8-channel speakers system that allows them to express themselves directly via a microphone input or their smart phones with Bluetooth technology. At the same time the sculpture amplifies “recycled“ electromagnetic waves (white noise): the low-volume sounds are permanently hearable as a “background” sound that changes throughout the day: this is the “pulse” of the sculpture. Additionally SHRINE can also be used as a sound system for concerts, formal occasions and open-air events.


Sep 17, 2015
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Oorwonde (Earwound) [uk London]

earwound.jpgOorwonde (Earwound) by Laura Maes :: until April 22, 2012 :: Usurp Art Gallery, 140 Vaughan Road, London HA1 4EB, UK.

Oorwonde is an interactive aural installation in which the visitor becomes a willing ‘patient’ to hear, feel, influence and manipulate the soundtrack of a fictitious operation. Speakers, electro-magnets, vibrator motors and piezoelectric disks entwine with the human body, creating a unique composition and performance. Based on Bernhard Leitner’s philosophy that ‘listening is understood to extend to all parts of the body and sound to touch a deep nerve’, Oorwonde explores the concept of bodily hearing as multiple elements target different body parts. Hearing is no longer restricted to the ears. Continue reading


Mar 3, 2012
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20 Hz by Semiconductor


20 Hz — by Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) — observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Continue reading


Nov 7, 2011
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Detektors

Detektors :: the rhythms of electromagnetic emissions, their psychogeophysics and micrological auscultation by Martin Howse and Shintaro Miyazaki ::

AlgoRhythms of mobile phones 2 with detektor prototype from Shintaro Miyazaki on Vimeo.

Almost any electronic gadget can be transformed into an audible and sometimes rhythmical sound object. “Detektors” is firstly (A) a cartography of user-generated geolocational sound recordings, logs and walks, which reveal hidden electromagnetic geographies of our urban areas and secondly (B) a database and catalog of sonic studies of electromagnetic emissions produced by our everyday electronic devices. Continue reading


Mar 21, 2011
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Net_Music_Weekly: Hertzian Rain [us Buffalo]

hertzian_rain.jpgHertzian Rain by Mark Shepard :: February 13, 2011; 3:00 – 5:00 pm :: Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York.

Live sound from multiple sound makers is streamed from a set of wireless transmitters placed at opposing sides of an urban space. These transmitters broadcast these audio streams locally on the same radio frequency to a group of participants wearing wireless headphones tuned to this frequency. Because the transmitters broadcast on the same local frequency, a zone of interference is created where multiple audio streams compete for signal dominance.

Participants carry umbrellas made of electromagnetic field (EMF) shielding fabric that enable them to actively shape the surrounding environment of radio waves. By orienting the umbrella in different ways, one is able to filter the interfering radio signals and select a single audio stream to listen to. Continue reading


Jan 27, 2011
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Routes + Routines Follow Blind [be Ghent]

summercamp.jpgRoutes + Routines Follow Blind Workshops by Peter Westenberg and Wendy Van Wynsberghe (Constant vzw) :: July 15, 2009; 10:00 am – city walk starts at Timelab – Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 23 – 9000 Ghent :: To participate email summercamp [at] timelab.org.

This workshop is a detour through the city of Ghent guided by environmental data. Fit up with a self-made antenna, city walkers are dwelling through the electromagnetic fields of Ghent.

Part 1: EMF Antenna: After a contextualization of the workshop by a presentation and introduction of EMF, participants will make their own EMF antenna. Tools and material are provided by Constant. Duration: 3 hours. Continue reading


Jun 25, 2009
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Live Stage: Sensory Threads [uk London]

sensorythreads.jpgSensory Threads @ Surface Tension :: June 23, 2009; 10:30 am – 4:30 pm :: The Science Museum’s Dana Centre, 165 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London.

Sensory Threads — by Proboscis — is a work-in-progress to develop an instrument enabling a group of people to create a soundscape reflecting their collaborative experiences in the environment. For this interactive sensory experience, we are designing sensors for detecting environmental phenomena at the periphery of human perception as well as the movement and proximity of the wearers themselves. Possible targets for the sensors may be electro-magnetic radiation, hi/lo sound frequencies, heart rate etc). The sensors’ datastreams will feed into generative audio software, creating a multi-layered and multi-dimensional soundscape feeding back the players’ journey through their environment. Variations in the soundscape reflect changes in the wearers interactions with each other and the environment around them.


Jun 15, 2009
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Live Stage: Spy Numbers [fr Paris]

spynumbers.jpgSpy Numbers :: May 28 – August 30, 2009 :: Opening: May 28; 8:00 pm (with Gypsy Sound System: DJ Olga and Dr Schnaps) :: Palais de Tokyo, 13, avenue du Président Wilson, Paris. [See Yoshi Sodeoka’s Prototype #44, Net Pirate Number Station]

On the short waves of our radios, voices read out uninterrupted series of numbers. 2… 11… 58… 35… 23… Whether they are encrypted instructions intended for sleeping agents, messages exchanged between traffickers, or simple telephone settings, the “Spy Numbers Stations” have been broadcasting for several decades without their precise function becoming known. In the wake of GAKONA, the previous exhibit inspired by the work of Nikola Tesla, Spy Numbers continues the exploration of the electromagnetic spectrum and its margins in this second session of 2009. Beyond the visible and closer still to the infra-thin and the spectral, the Palais de Tokyo experiments with forms of art that elude any wistful desire for fixed interpretations. Continue reading


May 11, 2009
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Fuzzy Electronics (& Magnetics) [be Aalst]

slide_2005.jpgThe exhibition Fuzzy Electronics (& Magnetics) by Bram Vreven, Doris Kuwert, Frederik De Wilde and Jerry Galle is ongoing until Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Netwerk / center for contemporary art, Houtkaai, B-9300 Aalst, Belgium.

The exhibition Fuzzy Electronics (& Magnetics) highlights the importance of accidental changes in so-called “new” media. There are a number of frictions provided, causing irregularities that cast a different light on the tight framework of digital imaging. On the one hand there are references to phenomena such as physical alienation and nostalgia, while at the same time there is also room for the poetic possibilities of sensory deficient digital processes and surprising electro mechanics. Continue reading


Mar 15, 2009
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Cyborgorganism – Open Cities [br Sao Paulo]

scie.jpgA10LAB & SCIE PROTOCOL are invited to the MobilFest III – Conference on Cyborgorganism – Open CitiesElectromagnetic Spectrum Research performance by THE NOISER :: November 14-17, 2008 :: Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“The Farther we emerge from the inner city, the more political the atmosphere becomes. We reach the docks, the inland harbors, the warehouses, the poor neighborhoods, the scattered refuges of wretchedness: the outskirts. Outskirts are the state of emergency of a city, the terrain on which incessantly rages the great decisive battle between town and country. It is nowhere more bitter between Marseilles and the provençal landscape. It is the hand-to-hand fight telegraph poles against agaves, barbed wire against thorny palms, the miasmas of stinking corridors against the damp gloom under the plane trees in brooding squares, short-winded outside staircases against the mighty hills. Continue reading


Nov 10, 2008
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