Laptopia #5 - Sound Exhibition - Bat Yam

A work of mine is part of the Laptopia #5 sound exhibition at the Moby - Museum For Contemporary Art Bat-Yam (next to Tel-Aviv), Israel. The exhibition starts today on Jan 15th and ends on April 18th 2009.

The Pancrusader X is a world receiver from the 80s that is being controlled by a laptop. The tuning wheel is moved by a stepper motor and the frequency band, FM or AM, by a servo. A Max patch samples parts of the broadcasts and routes them through filters and other effects. The sound of the stepper motor is routed back via a contact microphone adding a rhythmic layer to the sound.

It is a completely strange experience to set up an artwork about 50 km north of ongoing massive bombings by the israel military in Gaza. I cancelled my first flight but then made up my mind and decided that an artwork potentially broadcasting the news about killed civilians in israel can only do better than worse, but still i feel bad.

Guest Curators: Liora Belford, Ido Govrin and Eyal Vexler

Participating Artists:
Amnon Wolman (IL)
Carsten Goertz (DE)
Duprass; Ido Govrin and Liora Belford (IL)
Gilles Aubry (CH)
Karl Kliem (DE)
Marcus Schmickler (DE)
Mark and Laura Cetilia (US)
Yaron Lapid (IL)
Yossi Marc-Chaim (IL)
hans w. koch (DE)

Big thanks to the curators and the museum team.

15 January 2009 | Installation, Sound | Comments

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