FILTER V - FROM CLOUD TO FOG. A Sonification Of Digital Traces

16 Jun 2016

SPEKTRUM | art science community

Berlin, Germany


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FILTER is a series on conceptual sound art by ZONA DYNAMIC. Each edition is a temporary collaboration between 3 artists channeled into a one-night sound scene.


The fifth edition is initiated by Eliza Goldox with Holger Heissmeyer and Jasmine Guffond. ​

Fog is a vital response to the imperative of clarity, transparency, which is the first imprint of imperial power on bodies. To become foglike means that I finally take up the part of the shadows that command me and prevent me from believing all the fictions of direct democracy insofar as they intend to ritualize the transparency of each person in their own interests, and of all persons in the interests of all. To become opaque like fog means recognizing that we don’t represent anything, that we aren’t identifiable; it means taking on the untotalizable character of the physical body as a political body; it means opening yourself up to still-unknown possibilities."
Tiqqun, The Cybernetic Hypothesis

FILTER V is an experiment dealing with trust and control within the power dynamics inherent to the transparency society (1) and movements across the virtual realm. It is presented as a participative performance and sound installation connecting motion tracking and collective movement, focusing on the intangibility of digital monitoring and translating digital behavior.

The installation is utilizing the two rooms at SPEKTRUM. In the guise of aerobic instructions, movement is tracked and the body is used as a point of analysis, revealing habitual trust and repetition with others. These scripted gestures, which we perform everyday individually, become a collective act of imitation. In a second room, the captured data is translated into sonic rhythms as a method of interpretation, creating an ongoing ritual and soundscape.

The performance instructions include the project "Unpatentable Multi­touch Aerobics" - an Aerobics routine by Liat Berdugo and Phoebe Osborne. 

(1) „The Transparency Society“, BYUNG-CHUL HAN


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