Mario de Vega: Disrupted Control and Simulation

Towards an exploration of unstable systems, rational thinking and the potential of its failure

 

Workshop

11 to 16 August 2014



 

Day 1: 11 August 2014

 

Block 1 INTRODUCTION

Mario de Vega: Selected Works 2002 - 2014
Site-specific interventions, sculpture, actions, editions and sound performance.

Discussion / Questions

 

BREAK

 

Block 2 FAILURE AND JOY

Audio-visual material:

Signer Koffer - Unterwegs mit Roman Signer Dir. Peter Liechti

Reading:

New Fears, New Fights.
Paul Virilio, The administration of Fear

 


 

Day 2: 12 August 2014 - Irrational systems / Animalia

 

Block 1 FEAR, GOD AND CRISIS

Listening session:

Rudolf Eb.Er. - Extreme rituals (12” vinyl, Erratum)
Arthur Zmijewski - Singing lesson (12” vinyl, Tochnit Aleph)
Otto Muehl / AA Commune - AAM1 Aktions Analytische Musik (12”, Play Naked)
Wichtel und die Wuchteln - Hämchen Hämchen (CD, Supossé)
Esposito / Warnke / Amphetamine Logic - The Echoes of the Gestapo Cellar (MC, Geräuschmanufaktur) Parole #2: Phonetic Skin / Phonetische Haut (Book + CD, Errant Bodies)

 

BREAK

 

Block 2 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH: ARTISTS AS SCIENTISTS, SCIENTISTS AS ARTISTS (TASTELESS FOOD?)
Audio-visual material:
Christian Vogel - The sound of shadows Dir. Jean Martin

Reading:
Psychophysical Sensations and Spiritual Vibrations Shelley Tower, Senses of Vibration

 


 

Day 3: 13 August 2014 - Death: Tantric signification / Hidden Signals Amplification

 

Block 1 THRESHOLD: SIGNALS AND PERCEPTION
Audio-visual material:

Resonance - Beings Of Frequency Dir. James Russell, John Webster
Discussion / Questions / Confusions / Misunderstandings / Arguments


BREAK

 

Block 2 ELECTROMAGNETIC POLLUTION, TOWARDS AN HYPEROBJECT
This activity is limited to max. 12 participants.
Students must provide their own portable recoding device and headphones.  No experience in electronics is necessary.

 


 

Day 4: 14 August 2014 - Black landscape: Artistic practice as an ethical mean

 

Block 1 PRESENCE AS VALUE AND THE CONTRADICTION OF RECORDED MEDIA
Multiples, editions and artist records:

Hermann Nitsch Roman Opalka Joseph Beuys Wolf Vostell Ulises Carrión Justin Bennett Mike Kelley
Wout Vercammen Henri Chopin
Leif Elggren
Vagina Dentata Organ Yann Leguay
Art of Failure
Hans Krüsi
Hartmut Geerken Jean Dubuffet

 

BREAK

 

Block 2  ADDS

Publishers and labels:

Tochnit Aleph Onomatopee  Ultra Ezcema Metaphon
Alga Marghen Intermedium Supposé Revolver Awareness Organ di Corti Hybriden Verlag Firework Edition O Editions Edition Block
Audio-visual material:
Christo & Jean-Claude - Five Films
Dir. David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin


 

Day 5: 15 August 2014 - Reduction

 

Block 1 PRESENT AND WEIGHT

Audio-visual material:

Dieter Roth - Dieter Roth
Dir. Edith Jud

Henri Chopin - Live in Brighton
Colour Out Of Space Festival. Brighton, UK. September 7th 2007

 

BREAK

 

Block 2 ABSENT PRESENCE

Exercise: Reduction, content, clarity and simplicity

For this activity students must provide their own sonic works, portable computers.
Technical requirements:
Blank CDs, Blank CD Cases, Scissors, Rulers, Printer, WLAN access
Assorted paper and materials provided by the tutor

 


 

Day 6: 16 August 2014 - Conclusions

Presentation and discussion of final results

Tutor

Mario de Vega

Towards an exploration of unstable systems, rational thinking and the potential of its failure

 

Workshop

11 to 16 August 2014