| 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
Lower resolution (30 MB)
High resolution (64 MB)
with loud background noise.
SOUNDS DISK-ORCHESTRA (MP3)
Deaf (5MB) recorded by Rudi (subliminaltape)
SOUNDS SOLO DISKS
please send me a mail for single recordings
mail: v .. at .. valuk.net
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.
VINYL in preparation
with ART.KILL.ART label
EYES FOR EARS
Makrovideo "cuT_23" from JÚrome Fino
on show with Radio Free Robots
Piksel in Bergen
Biel (CH), Summer 2010
Exhibition "Timelapse" at the Centre Pasqu'Art
Beijing (CN), November 2009
Exhibition "Timelapse" at the National Art Museum of China
Enschede (NL), June 2009
Medialab Enschede Solo exhibition
Helsinki (FI), March 2009
Basel (CH), October 2008
Electronic Arts Festival "Shift"
Taipei (TW), November 2007
Digital Art Festival "Openplay"
Dortmund (DE), October 2007
"Sie nennen es Realität"
Putz (CH), September 2007
Opening atelier picknick
Rotterdam (NL), April 2007
Aarau, March 2006
Dutch Electronic Arts Festival: "Interact or die!"
Bergen (NO), October 2006
Piksel Festival: Exhibition "Damaged Goods"
Minimal Dervish - Harddisko in concert with Fabio Papa
Zürich, September 2004
Electronic Music Event
organised by http://anorg.ch
Vienna, June 2004
Vienna (AT), June 2004
Performance and Window Installation
Poster Harddisko feat. Corejulio
Zürich, January 2004
Experimental Hardware Laboratory