String instruments up to ten metres long, autonomously playing and interactive sound and image machines, as well works on paper can be experienced in the exhibition 112_5BPM HUMATIC co.llabs. The composer and media producer Christian Graupner alias VOOV and his HUMATIC team provide insights into decades of conceptual procedural and collaborative work. The title of the exhibition denotes the musical tempo at which the plethora of works combines to form a concert-like entity.
Some of the works explicitly deal with topics such as the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, violence, religion, and the state of Europe. But HUMATIC primarily opens up a wide associative space for the audience, following a statement by Ulf Langheinrich, artist and curator “It is a common misunderstanding to assume that an artistic work is relevant simply because its subject is relevant. […] Even, or especially, art with new media is about ENIGMA, not NVIDIA.”
In their contributions, the sound artists of the Adapter Performance series refer to works in the exhibition. DJ and Theatre-Composer Mieko Suzuki develops a new MNM 2.0 performance: Here she is both, live musician and video protagonist. With his synthesized molecular sounds, hÄK gets involved with the piano installations and their elongated strings. Percussionist Sofia Borges is expected to tackle the ‘naked pianos’ in the exhibition. Katharina Bevand plans to use her modular system to focus on ‘sound-sculptural’ feedback phenomena that resonate with exhibition works. Based on the contributions and hints of the contributors, the composer, developer and engraver João Pais creates ”the Multigrid” that becomes part of the exhibition.
112_5BPM HUMATIC co.llabs / HUMATIC & partners
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