Acoustic trips through the magnetic spheres of motherboards.
Plunge into the invisible relationships of hard and soft computer matter by acoustic means. A collection of laptops are examined via electromagnetic induction pickups. Booting up an operating system starts the travel into this space emerging between hard- and software. Operating systems, tools and custom programs are utilized to bring the characteristics of each computer into the limelight.
Machine noises mediate for the public. They reveal the activity of computer programs in the widest sense and the activity of the computer parts they are running on. Time and space of computer processes run through different levels of reality during "runtime". Software being processed within this coordinate system creates its own temporal and spatial dimensions, which are staged for an audience to provide a sonic experience: that of logic encountering the physical world.
Commissioned for Not for Human Consumption
Valentina Vuksic is a computer artist and programmer based in Zürich. Her work is a personal exploration of the possibilities afforded by articulated hard- and software mediation. She approaches computer systems via inductive microphones for magnetic fields, so-called “telephone adapters." With choreographies for software and computer elements, she utilizes these as actors in software/noise pieces for, and in, computers.