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Concert: Christian Faubel live

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In Songs from my analogue utopia I explore the self-organizing coordination dynamics of analog oscillators and the Utopian potentials of analogue communication. In analogue communication synchronization results from the mutual interaction of two or more processes, not a single process is dominating the other. It is in the mutuality where I see the Utopian potential of analogue communication. I undertake this exploration on the screen of an overhead projector where I place little motors driven by analogue oscillators. The motors hit on rubber bands which are equipped with piezo-pickups, rendering the rhythmical hitting of the motors into sound and into a shadow play.

Christian Faubel is an interdisciplinary scholar working in the differing fields of neuroscience,
autonomous systems research and media art & design. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering
and has completed research on autonomous systems at the Institute for Neural Computation from
2002–2012. In 2002 he founded derstrudel, a collective for the mediation of a relaxed approach
to electronics robotics. Since 2002 he has taught more than 50 workshops in building simple
analog robots at international venues and festivals. In his work, Christian Faubel is interested
in what enables complex behavior, and how this may result from the interaction of very simple
units and their interrelations. In his artworks, installations, workshops & performances he tries to
convey insights about theoretical concepts such as self-organisation, emergence or embodiment
along an aesthetic dimension. He considers his artworks, workshops and performances to be in the
tradition of philosophical toys as they combine the mediation of scientific concepts with pleasure
and amusement.


Day: 2019-08-21
Start time: 20:00
Duration: 01:00
Room: Kemistry Lounge
Track: Music



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