Lectures and sound performances
Friday, April 29, 2005, at 20.00
Location: RIXC Media Space (11. Novembra Krastmala 35, entrance from Minsterejas street, Riga, Latvia)
Lecture and performance session "Waves: Scanning" is the first intro-project of the next "Art+Communication: Waves" festival. It will focus on one of the most current domains in the research and creative experiments on electromagnetic waves - scanning of the radio frequencies.
Since more than 100 years, electromagnetic waves have been used for communications - from the wireless telegraph, radio and television to satellites, mobile phones and wireless technologies.International exhibition "Waves" that will take place in Riga in 2006, celebrating the 10th anniversary of International festival "Art + Communications", will reveal the rich traditions of the use of waves as a material and media in art and on the phenomena of waves as universal principle.
"WAVES: SCANNING" WILL FEATURE:
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS:
Armin Medosch (UK) will talk about the "Waves" exhibition concept and willintroduce artists creative experiments in the electromagnetic spectrum
Scanner aka Robin Rimbaud (UK) will present his work from his earliest controversial recordings using found mobile phone conversations, through to his focus on trawling the hidden noise of the modern metropolis as the symbol of the place where hidden meanings and missed contacts emerge.
Scanner Scanner a.k.a. Robin Rimbaud (UK): "Scanner traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, creating absorbing, multi-layered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways".
Clausthome (Lauris Vorslavs, Girts Radzins // LV): "Scanning the waves" can be seen either as the process for collecting information, or opposite - as diving into the dimension of radiation far beyond of human impact and controlled territory."
Event is organised by RIXC/ http://rixc.lv
Supported by: Latvian Culture capital foundation; Riga City Council