Within the framework of the Interfaces project, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens and De Montfort University (UK), will contribute to the telematics arts initiative focusing on hacking, as a particularly appropriate means of telematic performance.
Network as instrument
Many sounds from hacked instruments have unique characteristics and behaviours and do not operate in the same manner as traditional instruments. If we consider the Internet router as a musical instrument this opens up the possibility of new repertoire and audiences.
Hacking the network
Hacking and subsequently performing with a networked device would suggest broader access issues relating to music making. In the case of a router, it could be looking at the manipulation of the way in which data packages are sent and received with an interest for the sonification of this data or router behaviour. Such issues as latency in networked performance are not to be seen as a detriment, but instead as part of the material nature of the Net that offers unique possibilities for making music together.
A new form of community music making
This initiative aims to create a new, technology-driven form of community-based music making crossing age groups, levels of ability and cultural background and most importantly bringing together people from all around Europe. OCC & DMU will work with hackers, cyber security experts and artists facilitating international collaborative works and coordinate a number of telematics events and expositions which can be first seen as a live stream on the Interfaces YouTube channel
1st meeting: 28 November 2017
11:00 – 17:00 (GMT)
Participating artist will discuss and workshop ideas for Telematic Hacking. Each artist is open to interpret the brief in their own way, develop ideas discussed in the meetings, or work collaboratively. The public will be able to drop in on the development of the project on Periscope.
1st Exposition (opening event): 29 November 2017
PACE Building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
19:00 (GMT) | Free entry
Artists will present ideas and prototype-based telematic performance. The event will be streamed to the Interfaces YouTube channel and shown ‘live’ to an audience at the PACE Building, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
, Tim Shaw
, Aram Bartholl
, Dirty Electronics
, Tim Ward, Yiannis Kotsonis, Orestis Plakias
Telematic Hacking is organised in partnership with the Onassis Cultural Centre (OCC) and De Montfort University (UK) in the framework of the INTERFACES project co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.