Seafax Exhibition

Dan Farrimond, one of the most prolific teletext artists out there, has used some of my music for his newest exhibition, Seafax.

On display now at L’Unique in Caen, France.



2016

ASCII-graffiti again

Spraypainted ASCII-graffiti in Varberg, Sweden, 2016. Thanks to Karin Andersson for helping out!

More photos at the text-mode tumblr and more ascii graffiti here.

2016

My Teletext Art on TV

In 2013 I sort of made a music program for teletext. Screens of it were shown at the International Teletext Art Festival (ITAF), and it is currently showing on the Museum of Teletext Art on the German TV-channel ARD.

Check it out!

2016

Typewriter Tracker

I typed a tracker on a typewriter and posted it on le Instagram. It’s very loud!

2015

Blood & ASCII Graffiti

I made a new ASCII graffiti piece, this time in colour. I made stencils for characters like / and _ and sprayed them one by one. This was a practice round for what I will do at the PLATINE festival in Cologne soon.

I started the day by catching a shaver falling from the skies with my hand and then cutting myself with a knife, which made this a very non-digital experience. Set in mO’sOul’s Amiga font!










2015

Dataslav Recording from ANTI-HUMANISM

A while ago I made an improvised live-set where people could tell me what to do, by filling in a form. It’s like the live-performed version of the more asynchronous previous Dataslav performance. And more abstract. Or concrete, maybe?

I made two 30-minute sets and the second one was documented by Jacob Remin, so here it is for you (wav). The forms below are time-stamped, so you can sort of follow how they influenced the music. If you understand Danish, that is. Which everyone does.

2015

My Teletext Software at Ars Electronica Center

Since Austria’s teletext service ORF just turned 35 years old, Ars Electronica Center is now showing works from the International Teletext Art Festival of 2013 and 2014. Among them is, eh, “stills” from my Remote Control Music Studio from 2013.

2015

Ascii Graffiti


ASCII-graffiti! Using an Ascii Arena logo by Spot, I cut out stencils from pizza boxes for the characters / \ ( ) | _ and sprayed this. Character by character. In freezing cold Götlabörj City. Observed by sceptical writers with knives, yo.

2014

Linkan at A Little Bit

Some pictures from my piece Linkan at the exhibition A Little Bit, running at Bei Koc in Hannover to November. Linkan is a song, here printed in three different ways: as an audio waveform, as the notations in the tracker software, and as data in the RAM. 21 meters in total.

Visitors can listen to the song as it runs in a loop on the C64. For the opening, I made two very different improvisations with the song, and recorded it on two unique master cassettes which destinies are uncertain.




Linkan can be seen as a comment on contemporary music formats in three ways. 1) The fixed and locked-in character of a recording (the audio waveform) is to some extent a violent treatment of the potentials of digital music formats. 2) The separation between performed or recorded music on the one hand, and sheet music (the tracker prints) on the other, is blurry at best. And yet it still underpins the music economy. 3) The RAM-print describes both sheet music and performance.

Gijs Gieskes, Sleutelkind, Anton Kaun and gwEm are also in the exhibition, aswell as two works by me and Raquel Meyers: 2SLEEP1 and Swapdisk (with various C64-productions). The poster design was made by Johann Zambryski.




Big thanks to:

Waka_x, Mathman, frantic & bolo for help with conversions
Cem Koc & Ptoing for print help
iLKke
Kristoffer Bratt & Alma Alloro for crashing computers
Hollowman for c64 ram expertise
The Toilet for special measurement device

Following photos by Cem Koch:




2014

Dangerous and Spontaneous Technology

At Lydgalleriet in Bergen right now: ‘Dangerous and spontaneous technology’ by Jacob Sikker Remin and Raquel Meyers. I wasn’t really involved in this manifestation of the project. But it builds on our previous fax adventures from Click, Transmediale and Demoteket. It’s part of Sonic Game Space that also involved Marieke Verbiesen and others.

2014

HT Gold @ Konsthallen, Sandviken

HT Gold, a C64-game by me and Glenn Again, is now showing at Konsthallen in Sandviken, Sweden. They are also showing some prints from my book Computer Rooms. Also, I was supposed to play live there but had to cancel since, erhm, I mixed up the dates with Superbyte. If I have to blame something, I blame Canada.

Anyway, the exhibition PIXLIGT runs for a month so swing by and try it out. You won’t be disappointed!

Photo by Rosa Menkman

2014

Live at Snel Hest & FARM

This Friday I’m performing at the opening for Snel Hest at Bar10 in Göteborg. Also a livecoded rave performance by Yaxu / Algorave, and Dataklubben. Snel Hest is an exhibition at Alingsås Konsthall with people from F.A.T, James Cauty from KLF, Raquel Meyers, and others. Geraldine Juárez put it all together, so better not miss this one! I’m included in Geraldin’e piece Porr i Skogen, and also a little bit in Raquel’s teletext piece.

The day after I will do an improvised C64-set for the party after the FARM workshop (Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design). It’s at 3:e Våningen and starts at 8, with all performances more or less related to live coding. Yeah!

2014