Video of the Textmode A/V Jam

The video of the performance yesterday, made with two C64s. I make music from scratch (no sounds or sequences prepaired) and add effects with a delay pedal. The music software is shown on the screen, and Raquel Meyers mixes it together with her typed visuals. Everything is in PETSCII. Thanks to Geraldine Juárez for filming. Dataslöjd power!

The music basically goes from ambient to acid and broken beats (?) to noise. As in any jam, some parts are pretty bad but in general I’m quite satisfied.

The performance was part of Simultáneo in Mexico.

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Streamed Performance on Saturday in Göteborg

Dataslöjd is taking part in Simultáneo, an online event organized from Mexico. Me and Raquel Meyers will make an improvised C64 textmode show around 19.30 (GMT+2) – a bit like this – and then Geraldine Juárez shows Wealth Transfer. 2SLEEP1 is also showing, aswell as other videos from the other artists of Simultáneo.

If you are near Göteborg, drop by Kulturlagret around 19. Everything is streamed online too – stay tuned at Twitter or Facebook if I forget to update this post with URLs.

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Kung Fu Glitch in Aix en Provence

Kung Fu Glitch, a little piece of C64-noise that me and Entter did in 2007, is currently showing at Gamerz Festival #09 in Aix en Provence, France. It’s part of 44422435, which was basically an evening of audiovisual butchery in Bilbao. Sorry to everybody whose work we destroyed – you’re welcome!

I’m not sure if this was before or after glitching games was cool. Or was it never cool? Always? I keep forgetting.

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Pics of Remote Control Music Studio

Some photos by ARD Text of my Remote Control Music Studio, exhibited at the International Teletext Art Festival 2013. There’s also a video here, for those who missed it.

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Wealth Transfer Piracy Power Bass Paranoid Statistics Trance

On August 28, Geraldine Juárez is showing her Wealth Transfer at Piracy Today – a London-exhibition by Hardcore Software. Geraldine made music based on the waveforms of stock market crashes, and I did a remix. It’s like finance disco pop with equal amounts of total power bass and paranoid statistics trance. FACT mentioned this among 10 absurdly limited records.

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> DAZEDdigital

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Remote Control Music Studio

I was invited to this year’s International Teletext Art Festival (ITAF) and decided to make a music software called Remote Control Music Studio. If used properly, it allows the user to perform live and feed various TV- and radio-information into the software to use as audio waveforms, sync, modulations, etc.

For one month this will be shown on German, Swiss and Austrian teletext along with works by e.g Dragan Espenschied, Max Capacity, Raquel Meyers, Dan Farrimond, Ubermorgen, LIA, and several others. There are also some AFT (Away from TV) events, such as an exhibition at Ars Electronica later on.

> Read Teletext Art – An Overview at Chipflip

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Dataslav Recordings

In June I made a performance called Dataslav at the Dataslöjd Summer Exhibition. In an abandoned police reception, full of important papers and secret telephone lines, I sat with my Amiga to receive orders from the guests. They filled in a form, and I set a timer to 5-15 minutes, depending on the complexity of it. When the clock rang, I stopped working and gave the song away on a floppy disk.

The idea was to turn “artistic composing” into “hard labour” or, since I didn’t get paid, “slave labour”. For music, video and info go to dataslojd.se. Also check the other works of the exhibition: Raquel Meyers’ Trevligt, Bra, Billigt and Geraldine Juárez’ Wealth Transfer.

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Instant Art Career

Niklas Roy‘s video of his Instant Art Career project uses a song by me and Uwe Schenk. From The Ferret Show. Forgot to post this earlier.

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Dataslav Performance Today

Today I do the DATASLAV performance, where I make music on command. Visitors fill in a form to request the style, and I make it happen in like 15 minutes. On the Amiga. The results are given out on floppy disk.

So I sit an an old police reception on Hisingen Island in Sweden. It’s part of the Dataslöjd Summer Exhibition, together with Raquel Meyers and Geraldine Juárez.

More info here.

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Get my book!

After being commissioned by Click Festival and awarded by F.A.T, my book Computer Rooms is finally available to order! It’s a collection of photos of people’s computer rooms. Both from geeks other people. From the book:

“This is what computer culture really looks like. A collection of photos that show the messy reality behind the shiny online facade. Where we make our living and spend our free time. And try to be creative. Or maybe even worse.”

The book has 36 pages of full colour photographs that the owners of the rooms have sent to me. The design was made by Raquel Meyers. So what did I do? Except for text, I collected photos like this for 4 years and sorted out the gems for you. So go and get it! It’s only 15 american dollarez.

Btw, don’t mind the bad picture at lulu. It looks a lot better printed (for once). Oh, and all the photos here were taked by Geraldine Juarez.

> Info & order
> Article at nerdcore.de (German)
> Post on Prosthetic Knowledge

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F.A.T Award For My New Book!

OMG I won an award for my book – and it hasn’t even been released yet! The book is called Computer Rooms and contains photos that people have taken of their computer rooms. If you want to see it as gear-pr0n you can, obviously, but it’s more about the context of it. The messy IRLity, that very few people get to see. The material context of computer culture, if you will.

And now, Geraldine Juarez of the fresh F.A.T. Lab gave me an award for the book. And what an award! It’s the F.A.T NIKA – “the fake Gucci of the fame economy” and “a 3D modelled object statuette, copied from Wikipedia images of the Greek Nike of Samothrace and Ars Electronica’s Golden Nica”. Hooray!

The book was released and exhibited at CLICK Festival last weekend, and it will be available to order in a few days. Some minor errors that need to be fixed first. E-mail me if you want to be reminded. In the meantime:

> More about the NIKA at F.A.T.
> More about the book at CLICK

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Dansa In Video

A story with pirates, sloths and sex told completely in text graphics and chipmusic. A blocky and brutal visual aesthetic synchronized with explosives, drunken funk and computer screams. All made in 44 kilobytes, to be executed by a Commodore 64 and its colourful ASCII-alternative called PETSCII.

Shown at UCLA Game Art Festival, competed at the Datastorm demoparty and is available as C64 executable here.

Visuals by Raquel Meyers, audio by Goto80 and coding by Johan Kotlinski.

Shown at Net Artist Music Videos in London (2013), UCLA Game Art, Los Angeles (2013).

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