Electropixel #9 – the 10th of July at 14th of July : London

Electropixel #9: Electronic body and abstract morphology of the real

A festival of emerging digital cultures and free electronic practices, Electropixel is part of an international network of electronic arts festivals. It opens up a unique space to bring together artists (audiovisual, musicians, plasticians, intermediates, performers, etc.), theorists, programmers, fiddlers and inventors from all walks of life and from the factories of everyday life.

Check the program here !
Electropixel

LONDON

Seminar Electropixel
Thrusday 11th of July at 10AM – Goldsmiths University of London, Free

10.30 – Julien Ottavi – Introduction
11am – Iris Garrelfs
11.45 – Shelly Knotts
12.30 – Souad Mani (online conference from Tunisia)

2pm – Jenny Pickett / Julien Ottavi
2.45 – Jess Aslan
3.30 – Bernhard Living
4.15 – Adam Parkinson

6.30pm to 8pm – performances

Bernhard Living
Adam Parkinson
Dime Ensemble
Iris Garrelfs
Shelly Knotts

Location : Goldsmiths, University of London
Lewisham Way,
SE14 6NW London

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Concert Beyond Listening
Friday 12th of July 7PM – Iklectik

Shelly Knotts – electronic live coding
Vincent Loret – glitch cutting edge electronic sound
Jenny Pickett – sensitive noise synth
TheNoiser – Symphonic harsh noise
Chloé Malaise – noise DIY electronics
Orgone Percussion Ensemble
Poulomi Desai – sitar electronics noise

Billeterie
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Electronoise Night
Saturday 13th of July at 8PM – Stour Space, £7

Enerzion – diy circuit bending noise
Cambia – critical beats with drum machine
Milo Taylor – experimental soundscape
Solar Return – Modular synth & radio harsh noise
Ruido Carvalho -Electronics Field Recordings Noise
Laura Netz – psychic noise and experimental electronics
Drumtakaboum – critical beats tek orchestra
Gauss – teknoid noise
Jose Macabra – Rythmic Noise/Technoid
TheManta – post-dance floor live coding minimal tek or speedcore shout performance (depend the mood)
hmurd – live coding d&b techno

Billeterie

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Workshop, DIY, Modular synth, Puredata

More info on Electropixel.org

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ELECTRONIC BODIES AND THE ABSTRACT MORPHOLOGY OF THE REAL

At the heart of the contemporary world and its issues, the question of the body and its development, its improvement, its enhancement through electronics and digital means, poses many questions to both the thinkers, artists and society as a whole. When we imagine “electronic bodies” we immediately think of ideas of the cyborg and the increasing possibilities of evolving the body through technology.

Donna Haraway tells us that “A cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction. Social reality is lived social relations, our most important political construction, a world-changing fiction.”

It would be both a fiction but also a social relationship and a way of seeing the living from the perspective of the cybernetic. We believe that there may be other relationships between body and machine that are not only those of Norbert Wiener’s cybernetics, but perhaps something more distant.
We are not all cyborgs in the making, the relationship to the machine is still external: smartphones and laptops are still the tools we use and they are not integrated or connected to our bodies. Whilst, in some cases these links are stronger, such as chips embedded under the skin that send out radio signals to communicate with machines, the future seems uncertain, the approaches multiple and open to varying points of view.