Residency video

Video edited by Laurence Alexander at Access Space in Sheffield.


[Photos by Susanne Palzer]

Urban interventions…

From an email I received from one of the workshop’s participant, who has been monitoring the objects after Sunday’s insertions: “It was an interesting experience to be drawn back to them like a criminal to the site of the crime!


A moment of affection between creature and creator [Photo by Susanne Palzer].

From Do androids dream of electric sheep?
Philip K. Dick, 1968

“This building, except for my apartment, is completely kipple-ized.”
“Kipple-ized’?” She did not comprehend.
“Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday’s homeopape. When nobody’s around, kipple reproduces itself. For instance, if you go to bed leaving any kipple around your apartment, when you wake up the next morning there’s twice as much of it. It always gets more and more.”
“I see.” The girl regarded him uncertainly, not knowing whether to believe him. Not sure if he meant it seriously.
“There’s the First Law of Kipple,” he said. “‘Kipple drives out nonkipple.’ Like Gresham’s law about bad money. And in these apartments there’s been nobody there to fight the kipple.”
“So it has taken over completely,” the girl finished. She nodded. “Now I understand.”
“Your place, here,” he said, “this apartment you’ve picked – it’s too kipple-ized to live in. We can roll the kipple-factor back; we can do like I said, raid the other apts. But – ” He broke off.
“But what?”
Isidore said, “We can’t win.”
“Why not? The girl stepped into the hall, closing the door behind her; arms folded self-consciously before her small high breasts she faced him, eager to understand. Or so it appeared to him, anyhow. She was at least listening.
“No one can win against kipple,” he said, “except temporarily and maybe in one spot, like in my apartment I’ve sort of created a stasis between the pressure of kipple and nonkipple, for the time being. But eventually I’ll die or go away, and then the kipple will again take over. It’s a universal principle operating throughout the universe; the entire universe is moving toward a final state of total, absolute kippleization.”

Noise_Objects composition

In abstract terms, the creation – or recognition – of a Noise_Object includes the following phases:
transmutation: selecting and cleaning the source material, from refusal matter becomes precious material
composition: different parts are connected in order to create something else, a new object/entity
objectification: focus on identification: when is the piece complete? Think of a painting, less is more, never add too much.
behaviour/function: what is the object/entity doing? Entity/behaviour versus object/function
electronification: build the necessary simple electronics
animation: insert the electronic soul in the skeleton/object, turn on and off the light and see what happens
urban insertion: spatialisation of the object/entity in the city and beginning of its adaptation (evolution?)

Open Source Audio and Video Streaming in Brera

Warm-up event for AHAcktitude: lecture + workshop at Brera Fine Art Academy, Milan, october 26th 12:00 – 18:00 (Aula 210. Viale Marche 71).

PURE DATA DIO error Bang!

First Italian Pure Data Convention

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28-30 APRILE 2007

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