Skin is liminal. Skin enables the body, yet it complicates it. It is active and passive at the same time. Skin is sensitive to touch, whereby it simultaneously touches. Skin is porous. It is a storage, however fading.
Created by Julia Preiß and Timon Bohn, Entangled Body Infrastructures is a performative enactment of media infrastructures and their entanglement with the human body. By breaking down digital infrastructures to their physical components, their meaning and aesthetics are revealed, thus exposing the material reliance of data streams. Conversely, without the flow of data, digital infrastructures lose their meaning.
Erwachte Synthese is a study into performative movement and sound. While two performers interact with six different components of a digital sound synthesis by tweaking and adjusting its modulation, all parts get physically separated. Data and parameters get transmitted by audio cables through a serial interface. Movement creates space for a spontaneous, hectic and elaborated composition.
Erwachte Synthese notations represents a further research into my previous work Erwachte Synthese.
By establishing a notation, this work tries to structure the communication between the two performers during the performance and to deduce controlled fields of improvisation.
Additionally, due to its occasionally very precise instructions, this work discovers how far a human performer can reduce their ability to perfom certain orders to absurdity.
Netzbrummen is a noise generating tool based on a simple automated act of connecting and disconnecting a 6.35 mm audio jack into an amplifier.
Sounds that being created by this machine arise from alternating current hum. Tweaking the movement of the jack by applying different velocities and accelerations, these sounds can be modulated and controlled.