Marinos Koutsomichalis' 'Music for variable wavetable oscillators & Walsh function operators' live @ openC.A.S.E.303
Recorded live the 7th of November 2014 by Costas Mantzoros, Athens 2013
more info: marinoskoutsomichalis.com/wavetables-walsh/
Oiko-nomic Threads represents a system that through the production of a textile comments on the very notion of work. By means of rethinking, modifying and redefining the functionality of an obsolete knitting machine and using both financial data from the databases of National Manpower Employment Offices and selected patterns inspired by Greek folk art, a textile is generated algorithmically in real-time.
Weaving has always been associated with hard domestic work and as such it has played a significant role in the course of Greek tradition. The loom, during the preindustrial era, constituted a keystone in domestic economics and later, just a few decades ago, knitting has been associated with the domestic revolution. Subsequently, weaving is a symbol which places the domestic production at the core of finance.
The installation Oiko-nomic Threads enacts a mythology around the methodology of production and aspires to keep the weaving process contemporary and accessible. The woven as its product becomes an active base of archival resources.
Oiko-nomic Threads is a collective project by Marinos Koutsomichalis, Afroditi Psarra and Maria Varela realized with the support of the National Documentation Center (EKT) in the framework of ‘Creativity: Iinnovative Models of Production and Access’ (CIMPA) project and exhibited at the National Museum of Contemporary Art – EMST.
Downtime (post-domestic fiction) is an interactive installation that was exhibited at Frown Tails 9/03/2011.
By adjusting different electric appliances towards new uses, they assembled a system which lets the viewer experiment with sound and likewise to create his own individual narrative.
interactive installation for micro-controller, miscellaneous hacked appliances, computer-generated audio, amplifier, loudspeakers, cables
dimensions variable, app. 4m x 2m.
Downtime (post-domestic fiction) exhibition is the outcome of the Damn Lab: Creative Coding and New Media workshop, which took place at Frown Tails and was instructed by Marinos Koutsomichalis and curated by Maria Varela.