📻 Audioblast Exhibition – February 5 to March 6, 2022
〒 Plateforme Intermédia – La Fabrique, Nantes.
Opening Saturday 5th February at 18:30
Visit Friday to Sunday from 14:30 to 18:30 or by appointment
Festival of sound creation and radio art using the network as a place of diffusion, it consists of many audio practices in network, experimental music, drone, noise, field recordings, sound poetry, electronic and contemporary music.
“The Radio of the Future, the central tree of our consciousness, will usher in new ways of dealing with our endless experiments and unite all of humanity. ” Velimir Khlebnikov
For this new exhibition audioblast, the research group archisonie proposes to work on forms of architecture transmitter and receiver. Through the construction of memorial architecture (parcel vision of architectural structure) the group reconstructs the city through the listening of shortwave radio waves (1 to 6 MHz) to transmit sound pieces by artists using radio in their creations. The history of radio art goes back more than a hundred years with artists such as Velimir Khlebnikov who proposed in 1921 his work “The Future of Radio”, a radio creation that considers radio art as an art form in itself. The variation of the waves composes the radio transmission in a physical way, it is a variation of the electric waves on a certain frequency.
The Variant Waves are an allegory of our time, the variation of time but also the different variants of viruses, transmission/retransmission of both waves and bacteria. The future of radio is also permanently played out on the networks with the re-transmission of other transmissions, a multiplication of the same transmissions and their setting in abysses in the ether. How does one build a transmission, what are its variants waves, its multiplied waves but also how does one approach the art of the transmission through the angle of the virus, of the perversion of the signal. How does one let the radio dirt live as content in itself (noise, interference, noise-signal ratio, feedback and antenna buzz).
With the support of Ville de Nantes and Departement de Loire Atlantique
With the Archisonie Group + sound artists :
RODRIGO ROMERO FLORES
ALIX DESAUBLIAUX & MARIE MUZERELLE
SYLVAIN SOUKLAYE “Liquid soul”
Sylvain Souklaye is a Brooklyn French multi-modal artist. He is osessed with sampling intimacies about people who don’t belong to a determinate identity, gender, class, colour or nationality. Sylvain Souklaye performances are a collage of individual memories which are relived for and via the audience.
Together but separate…
In situ and omnipotent…
The self or the many…
The civilisational space designs, dictates and controls identities, genders, religions, colours to maintain order. Who are you? What are you? Where do you come from? This triumvirate is the fundamental mechanism of human interactions and then articulates our collective behaviour. Liquid soul is an attempt to disconnect our soul or intimacy from the succession of moral, economic and societal constructs.
WOLFGANG SPAHN “Echo state network”
Wolfgang Spahn is an Austrian-German sound and visual artist based in Berlin. He is facculty member of Sound Studies and Sonic Arts of Berlin University of Arts. His work includes interactive installations, miniature-slide-paintings and performances of light & sound. His art explores the field of analogue and digital media and focusses on both their contradiction and their correlation. That’s why he is also specialized in re-appropriated and re-purposed electronic technologies.
At the core of the sound installation “Echo State Network” by Wolfgang Spahn is an artificial analog neural network that generates sonic pattern and audible structures.
ELAWIATR “The new Renaissance Art sound of the sphere’s”
The New Renaissance Art and Artist : ELAWIATR is the only one example of art and artist who completed Fashion Week, Design Week and Art Week ! She is the protagonist of New Renaissance Art. As New Renaissance Art and Artist, she considers Art made by her preexisting divine quality that drives her to create. Every creation, and furthermore, the life of ELAWIATR, is Art. Everything that defines her, every moment of her life, is diligently moulded by her.
ELAWIATR observed that the sounds (vocal cords) produced by human beings emit their own unique colour, and everything in it is in constant harmony and vibration in the New Renaissance Universe. By encoding the sound in her Video Art, she opened a wormhole for us. In her Video Art she shows that this kind of trance vibration is present in the universe and is also something that people can connect subconsciously with the ancient gods, called by ELAWIATR: extraterrestrials.
CHELIDON FRAME “Flatline voyages”
Chelidon Frame is an experimental electronic music project that mainly works with field recordings, radio interferences, guitars and processed sounds. His installations are experienced-based and suggest a dialogue between the location (both virtual and physical) and the sounds proposed, aiming to deliver a message in the simpler yet most effective way. The use of code, data analysis and data-driven sounds, allow information to be experienced anew. In his studio works and live sets different layers of sounds – guitars, synthesizers and custom-made instruments – piles up creating unexpected new soundscapes.
Flatline Voyages is a sound project that explores the relationships between drone music, radio interferences and short wave transmissions. 45 minutes long, It combines a series of SDR recordings from all over the world (number stations, Iran radios, Chinese traditional music, beacons, radio hams, to quote a few) and sounds gathered from fellow electronic musicians, combining them in a slowly evolving artificial soundscape.
RODRIGO ROMERO FLORES “Memoria es un planeta lejano”
Poet and experimental musician. He studied Literature in Universidad de Chile and Soundscape Composition in Goldsmith University of London. He has participated in several artistic initiatives in South America, Europe and USA. In 2009 he published the poetry plaquette “El arca digital”. In 2012 he received a scholarship to participate in the Creative Writing Workshop in the National Library of Chile. In 2016 he co-founded the audiovisual poetry collective “Carton-A” in Santander, Spain, which participated in the “Festival Torrelavega Sound City”. In 2020 he published “El borde exterior” (Lima, Paracaídas Editores) and launched his sonic project “Atmósferas Electrónicas”, work that constitutes the soundtrack of his book. In 2021 he was awarded an artistic commission for the “Second Intercultural Cohort” by Terranova Productions (Northern Ireland) to develop an audiovisual poetic work.
“La memoria es un planeta lejano, is a work that borders the soundscsape and the sound piece. It is a piece that raises a reflection on the people of a land preyed upon by the fiercest capitalism that has ever been seen and in a context of plague. I explore the lonely conditions in a land for which we are all a virus, an immigrant, a different one. For its realization, I will use a mono (not stereo) version of the work, incorporating voices that I will extract from different formats (cinema, television, etc.) and in different languages.”
ALIX DESAUBLIAUX & MARIE MUZERELLE “Phatic af”
Marie Muzerelle is interested in the construction of digital identities, which appear through a work of self-writing through different mediums and platforms. Alone in front of our screens, we weave (para)social relationships and otherness takes multiple forms: digital tools and algorithms
digital tools and algorithms, persona and stars are so many reference points in the construction of a networked identity. Artist and researcher from Rennes, Alix Desaubliaux manipulates and lives in virtual universes, shapes ceramics with a printer and synthesizes crystals. She works on the ontology of phantasmal or digital creatures, sometimes fleeting existences that populate video games as well as the limbo of cinematographic licenses such as Godzilla. The emotions that bind us to these entities are at the heart of this research and allow us to take these virtual existences, or more broadly fictional ones, to the meeting of the animal and biological kingdom, using the figure of the monster as a tool.
“In Phatic af, we explore the phatic aspect of vocal messages. Appeared relatively recently in the messaging systems of social networks, these messages allow to send short sound clips to the interlocutor, imposing to the speakers to sequence their messages. The constraints of these thought forms are analogous to the twitterization of language. New modalities of exchange emerge, conditioned by the medium itself.
Phatic af takes the form of a podcast composed exclusively of vocal exchanges between us. In a tautological discussion, we reflect on and experiment with thinking aloud and the introspective address of these messages, diluting them in our daily lives. To say too much, to say nothing, not to say effectively: are preserved the hesitations, the clashes, the jolts.”