Techno basics. “Harddisko” is an installation piece dealing with raw computer sounds. Rhythmic noises are evolving from sixteen harddrives, which are orchestrated through simple power circuits. By cutting the harddisk's power in varying sequences and amplifying the peculiar sound characteristics of each drive, an unpredictable acoustic and visual interplay is taking place.  

VIDEO
Lower resolution (30 MB)
High resolution (64 MB)

with loud background noise.

 

SOUNDS DISK-ORCHESTRA (MP3)
Deaf (5MB) recorded by Rudi (subliminaltape)
Schikaneder1 (350kB)
Schikaneder2 (400kB)
Schikaneder3 (400kB)
Schikaneder4 (660kB)

SOUNDS SOLO DISKS
please send me a mail for single recordings

mail: v .. at .. valuk.net

             

DESCRIPTION
Defective harddisks are collected from different PC shops, companies and institutions in the exhibition's local area. Each harddrive's casing is being removed and a special sound pickup is mounted on the drive's read head and connected to a sound mixer.

As soon as a drive recieves power, it conducts an initialization procedure with the heads moving in a specific pattern and generating sounds. These patterns vary throughout different manufactors, models, production series, firmware versions and the disk's history. The drives of the exhibit are placed within several individually controllable power circuits using interval switched power supplies.

DEAF Catalog
Hartware MedienKunstVerein

VINYL in preparation
with ART.KILL.ART label
http://artkillart.tk

EYES FOR EARS
Makrovideo "cuT_23" from JÚrome Fino
http://www.vimeo.com/1327688

RADIO
on show with Radio Free Robots
http://www.radiofreerobots.com

POSTING
http://neural.it/nnews/harddiskoe.htm
http://neural.it/nnews/harddisko.htm (IT)

  PICTURES SOLO DISKS
HD1
HD2
HD3
HD4
HD5
HD6
HD7
HD8
 

PICTURES ORCHESTRA
Kunsthalle1
Kunsthalle2
Kunsthalle3
Kunsthalle4
Kunsthalle5
Kunsthalle6
Kunsthalle7
Kunsthalle8

Schikaneder1
Schikaneder2
Schikaneder3
Schikaneder4
Schikaneder5
Schikaneder6
Schikaneder7
Schikaneder8

Piksel in Bergen


EXHIBITS

Biel (CH), Summer 2010
Exhibition "Timelapse" at the Centre Pasqu'Art
http://www.pasquart.ch

Beijing (CN), November 2009
Exhibition "Timelapse" at the National Art Museum of China
http://www.namoc.org/en

Enschede (NL), June 2009
Medialab Enschede Solo exhibition
http://medialabenschede.nl

Helsinki (FI), March 2009
Pixelache Festival
http://2009.pixelache.ac

Basel (CH), October 2008
Electronic Arts Festival "Shift"
http://www.shiftfestival.ch

Taipei (TW), November 2007
Digital Art Festival "Openplay"
http://www.dac.tw/daf07

Dortmund (DE), October 2007
Hartware MedienKunstVerein:
"Sie nennen es Realität"
http://www.hmkv.de

Putz (CH), September 2007
Opening atelier picknick 

Rotterdam (NL), April 2007
Dutch Electronic Arts Festival: "Interact or die!"
http://www.deaf07.nl

Bergen (NO), October 2006
Piksel Festival: Exhibition "Damaged Goods"
http://www.piksel.no

Aarau, March 2006
Kunstraum Aarau,
Minimal Dervish - Harddisko in concert with Fabio Papa
http://www.kunstraumaarau.ch

Zürich, September 2004
Electronic Music Event
Rüdigerstrasse
organised by http://anorg.ch

Vienna, June 2004
Exhibition Kunsthalle
http://kunsthallewien.at

Vienna (AT), June 2004
Performance and Window Installation
Poster Harddisko feat. Corejulio
http://www.schikaneder.at

Zürich, January 2004
Experimental Hardware Laboratory
Rüdigerstrasse
http://www.ruediger.tk