This month, lifepatch organized a DIY noisemaker workshop. We called it Atari Punk Console – Tiger 0.1 Workshop since we will teach how to build a modified circuit called Atari Punk Console (APC). APC itself is a modification from a circuit called Stepped Tone Generator. It uses a single 556 dual timer IC and named named “Atari Punk Console” (APC) by Kaustic Machines crew because its “low-fi” sounds resemble classic Atari console games from the 1980s, with a square wave output similar to the Atari 2600.
During my visit in Toluca Mexico, I met a musician who called himself nomusiqdesigners. He was attending my pd workshops in Art Faculty of Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. During our meetings we exchanges information and found something in common in music preference. AUTECHRE!
Retroalimentation project was started from mi hermano Luis Hernandes Galvan, told me that there’s a possibility for 4 of us to present Digital Art from South East Asia. The invitation came from Faculty de Artes of Universidad Autonoma Estadio de Mexico (UAEM) – Faculty of Art UAEM in Toluca, Mexico. So, the project started with Luis, Anne-Marie Schleiner , Debbie Ding and me to give a series of workshops and exhibition in Toluca, Mexico.
In April 2012, lifepatch participated in geekfest 2012 that was held in Bandung Indonesia. geekfest is a festival for community that working in technology. The festival is more of a public style festival, where people from various backgrounds came to see the displays of every participating communities. During our participation for this festival we displayed ‘microtransformer’ installation, a simple display of tropical fruit process (from IB:SC project) with a little artistic touch to attract the audiences in general. The responds was quite aggressive. :)
The last activities that we did in National Art Gallery Malaysia was a group performance. We did a collaborative performance with experimental audiovisual composition using and create a stage in the National Art Gallery Hall. We’re not the only one who performed, Goh Lee Kwang, Space Gambus Experiment and So Sound were also take turns giving amazing audiovisual performance at that night.
During an event called Tropis//Subsonics, we organized a joint workshop together with Robin Fox. He is an artist and musician working with interactive audiovisual using synchronized laser with his music. The workshop session was divided in to 2 session where the first session was started with Robin showing how he able to synchronized a laser projection with his music using Max/MSP. After showing some examples, Robin continued with giving a workshop on creating sound oscillators using Max/MSP.
Alt Lab meeting is a series of presentations of alternative laboratory that works in art, science and technology related fields. This session is part of Mal Au Pixel 05 – Signal From The South 2010, Paris, France.
Moderator: Nathalie Magnan with: Okno | Karen Dermineur – Trias Culture | Marion Louisgrand – Ker Thiossane | Alexandre Korber – TMPLab | Andreas Siagian – HONF | Agnès Le Foulgoc – CRAS | Crealab | ReFarm the City | Genova – DakarLug | Mowoso | Nathalie Aubret – Pixelache Network | Julien Ottavi – Apo33
A collaborative performance I did with Derek Holzer (Macumbista) for Mal Au Pixel 05 – Signal From The South 2010, Paris, France. It was my first time of meeting Macumbista in Paris. I knew him from pd-list, a mailing list for pure data and he was one of the most active guys in the list. We meet in Paris for Mal au Pixel 05 where he was there for a performance and I was there to show my nalareksa installation.
nalareksa 0.5 was installed for a group exhibition during Mal Au Pixel 05 – Signal From The South in Paris France. The exhibition was held in several galleries in Paris. Full Schedule are:
- Galerie Mycroft • exhibition & workshop from June 22 to 27
Refarm the City | Andreas Siagian
Galerie Nuitdencre • exhibition from June 22 to 27
Yuri Suzuki | Thomas Bégin
- Galerie BenJ • exhibition from June 22 to 27
Jean Katambayi Mukendi | Ashok Sukumaran & Shaina Anand
- Ars Longa • exhibtion from June 21 to July 17
Circlemakers, fluctuat nec mergitur
Gaël Angelis, Julien Sirjacq, Magali Sanheiria, Circlemakers (France)
In May 2010, I was chosen as one of the participating communities for Next Wave Festival in Melbourne, Australia. With “No Risk To Great” theme for the festival, our activities will include a residency, workshops and an exhibition throughout the program. Jeff Khan’s statement in Next Wave media release, “What are the real risks of our time, what are the risks worth taking, and what is our role as individuals, and as artists, in relation to them? Where is the line between our own personal, moral and ethical worlds, and the codes and principles which circulate in the broader context of contemporary culture? What is our capacity to draw, hold or cross this line?” With this theme, we are included as one of eleven Artist Run Initiatives (ARIs) which consists five ARIs from Asia and six from Australia.