September 29th, 2011
some pics and videos from HTRK gigs + Pussykrew visuals…
[september Work / work work / Tour : seattle/portland/san francisko/LA/NY]
at Bumbershoot Festival / Seattle at SKY CHURCH ::
last photo by Rick Barry >> http://www.brokenshadephoto.com/
more SF photos here :: http://www.imposemagazine.com/photos/htrk-tropic-of-cancer-at-public-works-sf
couple of videos from US tour ::
September 26th, 2011
last weekends Render 11 Exhibition (Digital Media Masters Students Final Show) ..
:: Brochure Layout Design by Tikul :: download here >>
have a look at Digital Media MRes final works..
September 26th, 2011
confirmed upcoming live shows + exhibitions >>
7 october – Taipei Laptopsrus [live video set by Tikul]
7th october – G.A.S. Station / Tankstelle Gallery – Berlin – Keine ZEIT / No Time exhibition – video installation
9 – 16 october – Unsound Festival / Krakow
9th october – Future Shock Exhibition – video installation in colaboration with Raime /Blackest Ever Black/
12th october – HTRK + Pussykrew [live video set] Manggha – Krk
14th / 15th – live visuals
17th october – Few Quiet People + Pussykrew – av show /Seas of Tranquility/ [live video set] – Alchemia / Krakow
18th october – Domestic Violence live av performance – Eufemia / Warsaw
20th – Domestic Violence live av performance – Puzzle / Wroclaw
22 october – Domestic Violence live av performance – Kluboksiegarnia Glosna :) Poznan /
23 october – Domestic Violence live noise impro at 8Bit club / Poznan ::
DRAGON ODBITY: festiwal performance i eksperymentu dźwiękowego
26th-30th october – Berlin Porn Film Festival(video screenings – Mother of Pearl + Let me entertain you by Tikul)
+ Domestic Violence at live collective noise impro with U.K.I project by Shu Lea Cheang
24th November – Domestic Violence live set + presentation – Goldsmiths University/ London
November – Thermal Camera Project in Collaboration with Computer Sciences / Newcastle University
hyperactive perceptual swirl .. deep breathing / breath taking practices // energy sharing motion makers .. mrrr*
September 26th, 2011
recent new collaboration – HTRK [hate rock trio :: http://www.yourcomicbookfantasy.com/] + Pussykrew visuals //
we’ve been asked to produce 45mins visuals for HTRK – Work (work work) US Tour..
also we will perform together live at Unsound Festival soon :: 12.10 // Manggha // Krakow
The 800th Lifetime: Music For The End of The World: HTRK Robin Fox Kangding Ray ::
come and join ..
htrk are really special and unique for me.. i simply adore their expression. perfect ethereal frequencies ..i feel the wave ::
‘music for the end of the world’… ‘rain hallucination whatever’ . sensual orgasmic post-apocalypse eclipse* ‘this song makes me leave my body’….
it was amazing to create hypnotic visual imagery for their sound.. and explore love loss and melancholia . physicality materiality body and transcendental dreams / gentle madness . secret journeys . cathartic gestures .. juxtapositions contrasts .. supercute dualities . ambivalentions and nihilisms..:: alfa areas . cosmos OBE . electrocute . all the mixtures feelings / pretty shadows . rainbow crystal colors and foamy waves.. :D alien mind states ::
‘plastic poison and finding other worlds within this one’ ..
synthetic organic and virtual :
we found out that there are so many senses threads and connections between us and that our material fits perfectly into their deep slow sounds..
great fluids and flow* tender flesh / super clash :D
i’ve experienced them accidentally in 2007 dublin on top of shellac gig and they stole my heart and left me flouting above the ground . impressive intense sexy shock in slow meditation.. and i found what i was looking for.. amazingly / in love in under water fluid… mrrrraaaww*
slow blow smack
bendin mind electrodes
‘my little plastic pick me up’
love hate rock…*
glad . visions…
juli watson and kimberley emeny – ncl body performance artists are visible in some of the video material we’ve produced* big thanks.. you are cosmic stars***
dive into it..
/ new htrk album is placed around – submission / dysphoria / sentimentality / tech-noir / corporate life … /
/ HTRK sound like a comedown, a bad trip, a hip romance, “a motel room, a tyre print in the rain, an alibi” (plan B). 808 beats, evocative basslines, texture on texture. Jonnine’s wry, androgynous slur melts on top – sliding the masculine into the feminine. People say it sounds like Suicide and Swans, but more beautiful. /
/ HTRK’s vision is mainly about emotion – having just the right amount of expression versus restraint. They could unleash a sonic nightmare – how they temper their power is what makes them unique. /
here are some stills from the htrk video material >>
we’ve also created moshy promo for hate hate rock* november tour ::
more telepathic collaborative creations coming soon .. //
September 21st, 2011
Render 11 – Digital Media Exhibition at Culture Lab + Friday Kira-Kira at Northern Stage
more info here :: http://dm.ncl.ac.uk/render11/
September 13th, 2011
late update on previous months events…
- fantastic Textile and Computing workshop at Culture Lab .. thanks to dr Madeline Balaam and Rachel Clarke*
an amazing week of experimenting and prototyping with electronics and textile :)
with a group of artists and researchers from different backgrounds (textile/programming/computing science/design…)
through the week everyone exchanged their skills and we’ve all learned a lot..
I’ve been always into combining electronics + wearables so this workshop was perfect opportunity to do some ‘soft electronics’..
I did one wearable project in the past .. but havent done so much experimenting with textiles and electronics until now :) ..
it was so good to discover all components again…
thanks to support of Newcastle University and Northtumbria we had incredible amount of materials to experiment with…
wide range of all magic things that I’ve always wanted to try and test..
Thanks to Berit Greinke .. I’ve made my very first pressure sensor! using conductive foam + conductive thread and small square of faux fur – ‘every switch is a sandwich’ – to place it in between the foam pieces.
Fantastic fun. it worked well straight away*
I’m familiar with pressure sensors as Im using them for my diy controller but never tried to build one myself :D
Through out the whole week there were presentations by invited artists –
Julianna Sissons – knitting and textiles expert at the University of Brighton >> http://artsresearch.brighton.ac.uk/research/academic/juliana-sissons
thanks to Juliana participants learned how to knit ! .. including myself :)
Juliana presented also knitting machine..
Sara Robertson – Heriot-Watt University, Lecturer in Design and Printed Textiles
who presented incredibly exciting exploration of thermochromic dye systems on textiles activated by integrated electronic systems.. in other words using temperature reactive fabric dyes or liquid crystal.
the hole workshop included activities such as:
how to make circuits using textiles and the basics of electronics circuitry.
programming concepts using the arduino toolkit and processing.
Introduction to sculptural knitting, sharing knitting work, personal process of design. Short practical on knitting / crocheting with conductive yarn.
here are prototypes made by tikul ::
pressure sensors building
(2 pieces of conductive foam and a piece of spongy fabric in between them with little hole inside.. – when the pressure is applied two conductive meterials are touching and electricity is able to floow! + some conductive thread ) :D
plush soft ‘cover’ i’ve made for my pressure sensor ..
experimenting with lilypad ::
my conductive thread incorporated in knitting piece..::
experimenting with lilypad and flex sensor / controlling the sound…
tic tac tech ::
lilypad sensors ::
:: knitting machine! ::
thermal adventures with Sarah Robertson :: design potential of chromic materials on textiles and integrated electronic systems.
fabric samples covered with ink which is reacting to body temperature and getting lighter.. and then dissapearing >
most amazing – liquid crystal painted sample – all range of colours depending on temperature..
heating system (coper tape +++) for achieving thermal prints ::
liquid crystal paint ::
trying out ::
testing and playing / painting with different inks (some of them are reacting to -15 degrees and some of them +30.. lots of different ranges. o)
Joelle’s painted fabric reacts on heating, / self build on the fly heating system – coper wire / coper tape .. yea!
Ko-Le in a hand knitted mask :)
nice presentation by Stacey Kuznetsov on biohacking and political electronics street art for raising the awareness…
Tic Tac Tech ////
Textiles Computing Workshop (August 1st – August 5th)
Culture Lab, Newcastle University, Grand Assembly Rooms, King’s Walk
At the beginning of August Culture Lab researchers, artists and invited guests will come together to spend a week working with textiles, fabrics and circuits.
The aim of the lab is to share knowledge and ideas between technology specialists, textile artists and practitioners wanting to either extend their current skills and practice, or wanting to work with participants on socially engaged practice and education workshops.
The lab will be run as a relatively open structure where people can come and try things out, with more structured sessions on programming and creating circuits with fabric, thread, paint and knitting at the beginning of the week. People will be expected to manage their own time, their own learning and interests throughout the week. We will be working around some of the ideas developed through the KOBAKANT http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/ website and relating these to our own specific research projects. There will be some materials available to try things out, but people will be expected to have their own basic equipment and materials. We will have some Arduino and Lilypad kits to borrow. If people would like a list of ideas of what we will have available please see the attached document.
We would like to document aspects of the week for research purposes and will ask people to complete design diaries for the different processes throughout the week. This is an optional additional activity. We will ask for consent where and when appropriate.
Each day will start at 10 am and finish at 5pm except on Monday we will start at 11 am to allow for traveling time.