IOM research residency
February 27, 2014
Corazón de Robota (…) handmade analog synthesizers and sequencers
Noish (…) open-source advocate
Arago's wheel (…) self made electromagnetic instruments and recycled vinyl feat. Matteo Marangoni on inflated latex membranes and other mundane materials
Constanza Piña is a Chilean artist and contemporary dance performer.
She creates works in various fields including new media, dance, performance, focusing in DIY synthesizers, electronic textiles and wearable technology.
She was co-director of the Art and Technology Laboratory Chimbalab ( 2008-2012) and has conducted numerous workshops and lectures about electronic experimentation and DIY Culture. She is also member of Sudamerica Experimental, an independent sharing and collaborative plataform for Electronic Arts projects.
Corazón de robota is a musical project composed only by handmade analog synthesizers and sequencers which are crafted from different materials like fabrics, electronic waste and chocolate boxes. These devices generate different frequencies which play randomly, exploring the rhythmic dimensions of noise.
Oscar Martin [noish] Experimental artist, independent researcher and programmer working in the fields of sound art, installations, interactive and generative systems, performances and net radioart. Also active under the moniker noish~, is an electronic sound artist based since some time in Barcelona. A firm open-source advocate, he develops his own tools for realtime sound synthesis and processing, with which he delivers raw sonic streams generated by algorithmic and chaotic methods. His music has been released on the Free Software Series, Uzusounds, Drone Records and tecnoNucleo, among other labels, and presented live across Europe and Latin America. Martín is also behind the MetaminaFNR streaming project, a generative on-line radio, and editor of UrsonateFanzine, a publication focused on the Spanish experimental sound and music scene. He does independents workshops about floss tools, generative systems and experimental music.
His art projects have been exhibited at various venues such as Niakaza Space, Sudafrica, La Batie Festival de Geneve, Switzerland. Medialab Prado, Spain. LaLaboral, Spain. Festival de la Imagen de Manizales, Colombia. Piksel Festival, Norway. Electropiksel, France. CECN, Belgium. Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid. Sucked Orange Galerie, Germany. Noise = Noise, England. Maús Habitos, Portugal. III Pure Data Convention, Brasil. Arteleku, Spain. Hangar, Spain.
[NOISH] de/generative sounds and extreme code compositions
Arago’s wheel is an experimental music performance combining self made electromagnetic instruments and recycled vinyl. It's a collaboration between Dj Urine and Dewi de Vree. For the Wonderwerp series Arago's Wheel will be featuring Matteo Marangoni on inflated latex membranes and other mundane materials.
Dj Urine is a musician, producer and sound sculptor from Paris. Instead of cutting and pasting snippets of audio together on a laptop, Mr Urine (french anagram for Ruine, Nuire & Réuni) reaches for the superglue and creates literal sound collages from fragments of vinyl records.
Dewi de Vree is a sound artist from The Hague. She works at the intersection of art and science and makes instruments, installations and performances based on the sensual experience of physical experiments. Her self-made electronics make perceivable invisible phenomena which are a part of everyday experience.
Matteo Marangoni is a DIY enthusiast that operates at the margins of various artistic disciplines. His practice investigates the perception of space and the subject-object dichotomy through processes that articulate the real within idiosyncratic rituals.