Workshop by Martin Kuentz [DE] & Martin Howse [UK]
Noise embeds both materiality and equation, equally embracing graphics through circuit diagrams and a wider industrial economy. We hesitate to call our interest electronics; an obsession rather with divination masquerading as detection, with substance and with an interrogation of the material. Noise acts as a revelation, precisely exposing the dark side of over-engineered social acts, manufacture and consumption; all embodied within the blackboxed bug chip.
Noise is elaborated on a path which leads from household materials, such as tin foil, baking soda and coal, through to more esoteric matter; large-scale experiments harking back to earlier times of invention. We're at home with Maxwell and his demons, thermodynamic exploration [dry ice and propane], and with de Forest [the holy triode].
The noise_produce workshop will present an active, audio driven examination of noise and materiality, interfacing diverse boundary materials in a crashed laboratory; petri dish electro-constructions as contemporary noise performance modules.