Nicolas Wiese, born 1976, is an audiovisual artist, designer and composer/performer of electroacoustic music, living in Berlin since 2006.
He creates works in different formats and media, for various contexts – installation and spatial performance, contemporary electronic composition, relational / improvised music, graphic art, drawing, collage, text collage, radio and experimental film.
Post-digital layers, ambiguities and background noise.
An associative lecture-performance.
A draft out of post-utopian fragments. An invitation to exchange thoughts, while blurring the line between focus and diffusion.
We’re two developers of vvvv, a live-programming environment commonly used to implement large scale media projects and digital art. It’s been around for more than a decade used and cultivated by a strong international community.
In the past few years we’ve been eagerly working on a complete rewrite of vvvv which lead to a new visual programming language in combination with a development and runtime environment. In this talk we’ll give you a short introduction into the key features of this new language we’re internally calling “50”.
Pierce Warnecke is a sound and video artist from California, currently residing in Berlin after living in France for 10 years. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2007 and in 2013 completed his Meisterschüler studies at Universität der Kunst Berlin (Kunst und Medien). In addition to artistic works, he co-curates Emitter Micro Festival and label with Kris Limbach. He has presented his works at KW Institut (Berlin), LEAP (Berlin), FEED (Berlin), Harvestworks (NY), Luggage Store Gallery (SF), Berklee (Boston), CalArts (LA) as well as festivals like Zero1 Biennale, Transmediale, Bozart/BEAF (Brussels), MadeiraDig (PT), LAB30 (DE), Jazz à Vienne, Jazz d’Or, Boston Cyberarts, Visionsonic (FR), Pixelache (FR), Vidéoformes (FR), SXSW Interactive (US) and more. He has released music on Khalija, Staaltape, Gaffer and Attenuation Circuit, and Gruenrekorder.
My work stems from interest in the effects of time on matter: modification, deterioration and disappearance. Whether the focus is on digital forms or rough materials, large scales of time or microscopic details, the goal of my work is to re-adapt existing objects and materials into parallel contexts where their signified meanings, symbols and cultural connections have become residual ghosts. I like to imagine false paradigms, inexistent branches of research and fictional sciences in order to create unrealistic questionings as a basis for a new work. Form emerges through a process of collecting, filtering and combining phenomena (objects, data, sounds, images) that is linked to the conjecture. There are explorations and structures in this ‘research’ but no conclusions, except the ones you make.
Thursday, 8h of January 2015
doors open at 7:00pm (19:00 Uhr)
discussion start: 8:00pm (20:00 Uhr)
Panke, Gerichstr 23, Hof 5, Wedding, 13347 Berlin
We would like to express our thanks to Troikatronix, creators of Isadora, for supporting Scope Session