ZKM lecture:: Immersion Into Noise



http://zkm.de/media/video/joseph-nechvatal-immersion-into-noise My lecture on “Immersion Into Noise” from 27.10.2012 at ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe is now online. Recorded at ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe) on 27.10.2012. Through the further development of the definition of noise as something that is directed at us beyond our preferred comfort zone, Joseph Nechvatal, based on his book “Immersion into Noise”, investigates various aspects of cultural noise by transferring the audio understanding of noise to visual, architectural, and cognitive areas. Nechvatal explains how ideas of disturbance, interference and patterns connect Noise Music (including sound excerpts from Luigi Russolo, Pierre Schaeffer, Boyd Rice’s Pagan Music, The Beatles’ Revolution 9, Merzbow) to visual arts (from prehistoric cave painting to process art to TV static to Joseph’s own viral work), reappraising the potentiality of noise along the way.


About josephnechvatal

Since 1986 Joseph Nechvatal has worked with ubiquitous electronic visual information, computers and computer-robotics. His computer-robotic assisted paintings and computer software animations are shown regularly in galleries and museums throughout the world. From 1991-1993 he worked as artist-in-resident at the Louis Pasteur Atelier and the Saline Royale / Ledoux Foundation’s computer lab in Arbois, France on The Computer Virus Project: an experiment with computer viruses as a creative stratagem. In 2002 he extended that artistic research into the field of viral artificial life through his collaboration with the programmer Stéphane Sikora. Dr. Nechvatal earned his Ph.D. in the philosophy of art and new technology at The Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA) University of Wales College, Newport, UK and occasionally teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (SVA). His book of essays “Towards an Immersive Intelligence: Essays on the Work of Art in the Age of Computer Technology and Virtual Reality (1993-2006)” was published by Edgewise Press in 2009. In 2011 his book “Immersion Into Noise” was published by the University of Michigan Library’s Scholarly Publishing Office in conjunction with Open Humanities Press http://openhumanitiespress.org/immersion-into-noise.html. You can follow him on Twitter at @twinkletwink Homepage here: http://www.nechvatal.net
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