Today, about sixty years into the digital revolution, a substantial share of our society is fully digitized. The digital domain has come to be our new habitat, seamlessly intertwined with ourselves and our surrounding nature. The undergrowth of new technologies and their practical implementations is immense. This digital wilderness develops and expands at an exponentially accelerating pace. Our perceptions of life are challenged, we have become architects of artificial ecologies, of new and hybrid worlds. Artistic and scientific research continuously challenge our perspectives on life with philosophical and existential questions, and the artist plays as never before a crucial role as conveyor and interpreter of new knowledge and research. [Read more...]
The Agreement is an installation based on feedback through eight circular saw blades using contact microphones and tactile transducers. Each saw blade generates a feedback loop which produces a set of frequencies that resonates in the blade itself. When the different saw blades are fed into each other, creating new and bigger feedback loops, new tones appear, and the only frequencies that will be heard are those that the included blades have in common. In this way, the installation will always create new tones and frequencies, all depending on which saw blades that are connected to each other.