CODED CULTURES. Creative Practice out of Diversity
MO 4. April 2011, 19.00 Uhr
KUNSTHALLE WIEN - project space karlsplatz http://esel.io/termin/50759
Zur Präsentation sprechen: Christian Reder (Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien), Georg Russegger (Coded Cultures), Matthias Tarasiewicz und Michal Wlodkowski (5uper.net)
Eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Kooperation zwischen der Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien und der Kunsthalle Wien angewandte@project space mittwochs (www.dieangewandte.at)
Image: [Ant Scott / Repetitive Beats (detail) / 2008]"]
"Vague Terrain is a web based digital arts publication that showcases the creative practice of a variety of artists, musicians and scholars. The project aspires to apply the focus and methodologies of academic and art journals and the tenacity and specificity of independent record labels to examine contemporary digital culture in an immediate and accessible manner. Content consists of curated visual, audio and written works, and now a companion blog. For better and worse this project is neither peer reviewed nor funded."
The current issue of the journal, #15, focusses on the .microsound community and especially on "sub-atomic" musical aesthetics and a window into this globally distributed community of electronic musicians.
"The promise of technology had failed us, leaving us to choose between two paths: the ivory tower of sterile academia or the seizure-inducing din of the dance club. Both paths, with a few exceptions, had become formulaic and resistant to innovation.
As a result, the musical malcontents among us began to look for ways to disrupt, subvert, and deconstruct digital audio in hopes of finding new ideas and sounds within."