Performance / Derek Holzer
Ljubljana / 05.10.18 / 23:00
Keynote / A Media Archaeology of Vector Graphics
Zagreb / 03.10.18 / 20:00
The development of any kind of technology combines utopian and dystopian tendencies, and nowhere is that more true than in the development of computer vector graphics. Taking the activation of the AN/FSQ-7 computers at the heart of the SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) defense stations in the United States in 1958 as its starting point, this talk explores the military/scientific legacy at the heart of modern computing and attempts by artists of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s to decouple these tools from their destructive origins.
Talk / Vector Synthesis demo
Zagreb / 02.10.18 / 17:00
The Vector Synthesis library uses the Pure Data programming language to investigate the direct relationship between sound+image. With it, you can draw Lissajous figures, render simple two- and three-dimensional shapes, and process photographs and video into vector artwork which can be displayed on oscilloscopes using audio signals. These shapes can also be further modified in real time using external audio sources such as voice, amplified instruments, or electronic synthesizers.
About / Derek Holzer
Derek Holzer (USA 1972) is a sound + light artist based in Helsinki & Berlin, whose current interests include DIY electronics, audiovisual instrument building, the relationship between sound and space, media archaeology, and participatory art forms. He has performed live, taught workshops and created scores of unique instruments and installations since 2002 across Europe, North and South America, and New Zealand.