system | sound | image | code | stream

(Ir)rationalités In/Ex-térieures

By: Marinos Koutsomichalis & Algo Noise Orchestra
In the wake of multiple lock-downs and extraordinary political manoeuvring affecting everyday life globally, this project inquires the possibility of a (post-)pandemic distributed utopia – the possibility of a new hybrid public/private space wherein fragmented aspects of the everyday are juxtaposed and orchestrated in ever-creative fashions.
system | sound | image | code | stream

(Ir)rationalités In/Ex-térieures

In the wake of multiple lock-downs and extraordinary political manoeuvring affecting everyday life globally, this project inquires the possibility of a (post-)pandemic distributed utopia – the possibility of a new hybrid public/private space wherein fragmented aspects of the everyday are juxtaposed and orchestrated in ever-creative fashions.

By: Marinos Koutsomichalis & Algo Noise Orchestra

Materials:
Bespoke software, unix server, in/ex-terior spaces, objects, web-cameras, participants

Duration:
Variable, typically ~45m

Commissioned by:
Apo33, Nantes FR
Art Zoyd Studios, Valenciennes FR

Produced by:
Media Arts & Design Research Lab, Limassol CY

Produced at:
Anulios, online
Various interior/exterior spaces in Limassol CY, Heraklion GR, and Nantes FR

Produced in:
2020-21

Documented by:
Apo33

Individuals compose and selectively live-stream local (ir)rationalities concerning their immediate surroundings: utilising objects, radio receivers, webcameras, window views, poetry, improvised bedroom noises, their own moving bodies, and other. These streams are further manipulated on the account of a group of performers (issuing arbitrary instructions) and a software automaton running on the server (selectively executing the former instructions). In this fashion, an improvised cybernetic audiovisual landscape emerges—one that is intended as an introspection of the complex dynamics forged at the intersections of local pandemic (ir)rationalities, their improvised and semi-automated manipulation, and a public broadcast thereof.

 

inquiring the possibility of a (post-)pandemic distributed utopia

(Ir)rationalités In/Ex-térieures has been realised with the aid of the the ad-hoc ‘Algo Noise Orchestra’, that is: Jenny Pickett, Athina Savidou, Margarita Zikou, Marina Kyprianou, Panyiota Modestou, Stefanos Chrysanthou, Styliana Averkiou, Abbas Dashti Tara, Victoria Ftanou, and Stalo Varnava. Algo Noise Orchestra contributed live streams of audio, image and control messages in a number of rehearsals and during the work’s premiere at the Audioblast #9 Divergent Landscapes festival.

Events
  • Performance, and Interview, AudioBlast #9: Divergent Landscapes festival. Apo33 / Art Zoyd Studio. Online.
    (2021)