Electropixel #9 – the 28th of June at 31th of August : Nantes

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 !

 

NANTES

EXHIBITION : Christina Kubisch
Friday 28th of June at Friday 30th August 2019 at Plateforme Intermédia, Nantes – free visit

CONCERTS : Electronoise Night
Saturday 31th of August 2019 at Ateliers de Bitche à Nantes – 5€ online, 6 € full price

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EXHIBITION : Christina Kubisch
Friday 28th of June at Friday 30th August 2019 at Plateforme Intermédia, Nantes – free visit

Apo33 presents the work of German artist Christina Kubisch (born 1948), who has been exploring the sound potential of electromagnetic fields generated by our urban and technological environment since the 1970s. The exhibition is organized around the work Cloud (“work in progress” since 2011), offering listening to waves imperceptible to the naked ear and questioning the relationship between the visible and the audible.

Presented for the first time in France, this installation is accompanied by a constellation of archival documents – scores, photographs, drawings, vinyl, cassettes – from the work of Christina Kubisch and related artists, as well as from the collections of the INHA-Archives of Art Critics.
The ensemble, which covers the period from the 1970s to the present day, covers its meetings, transfers and artistic exchanges around the sound arts and stops at certain key moments of its trajectory.

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CONCERTS : Electronoise Night
Saturday 31th of August 2019 at Ateliers de Bitche à Nantes – 5€ online, 6 € full price

Enerzion – noise DIY electronics

Cambia – Critical beats + danse

Teniang – field recording indus-riot

Anthony Taillard – electronics, jouets, distortion

Anne-Sophie Lecreurer – synthé pop noise décalé

Sylvie Noel – musique électronique improvisé

Jokilla – UltraSpeedDrum shout performance

Gaelle Cressent – installation vidéo sur toute la soirée

GoDoG (GuitarDroneGroup) – drone & guitares

Olaf Hund – Electro-Impro multimachines
http://olafhund.com/solo-music/live-solo/

Drumtakaboum – critical beats and post-dance floor Ensemble

Fantôme à Rayures – Gameboy Diy techno bouges toi (tbc)

Dj Software – le gros son tech de fin de soirée jusqu’au boustiste!
https://www.facebook.com/hyperfrequence/

MOS (Dj set) – techno minimal berlin

Hollywood Film Destructor – jouer à détruire des films hollywoodiens toute la nuit!!
LOCATION : Les Ateliers de Bitche, 3 rue de Bitche, 44000 Nantes

 

BILLETERIE

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.