ALGOMECH 2016


Alejandra Perez Nunez

Yeast is an audiovisual bio noise performance of yeast reactions and algorithmic systems Yeast reactions are considered biological responses to systems, in example geophysical systems. They are considered embodied responses and alternate ways of knowing. They perform in a sense an onto-epistemological approach, because the way of knowing is contained or altered by the ontologies, thus the way of knowing is altered by the way of being. The objective of the piece is to render an aesthetic response, an economy of the hallucinatory, permanent doubt, diffraction, strangeness through the noise ecology assembled from the reactions in yeast cultures on stage. This heterogeneous approach is deemed necessary to formulate a complex response to the problem which undertakes the effort of apprehending ”space as a unitary phenomena” (Lefebvre 1991, p 4,20-21,28) and thus of considering a “360 degree” conception of the hidden and imperceptible producing space. Yeast are considered in relation to a sensing ecology able to respond to other cycles in ”the environment”. From another perspective, there is no outside from the production of space as there is no outside of the relations of materiality (Barad 2007), thus there is no environment but only phenomena.

Yeast is an audiovisual bio noise performance of yeast reactions and algorithmic systems Yeast reactions are considered biological responses to systems, in example geophysical systems. They are considered embodied responses and alternate ways of knowing. They perform in a sense an onto-epistemological approach, because the way of knowing is contained or altered by the ontologies, thus the way of knowing is altered by the way of being. The objective of the piece is to render an aesthetic response, an economy of the hallucinatory, permanent doubt, diffraction, strangeness through the noise ecology assembled from the reactions in yeast cultures on stage. This heterogeneous approach is deemed necessary to formulate a complex response to the problem which undertakes the effort of apprehending ”space as a unitary phenomena” (Lefebvre 1991, p 4,20-21,28) and thus of considering a “360 degree” conception of the hidden and imperceptible producing space. Yeast are considered in relation to a sensing ecology able to respond to other cycles in ”the environment”. From another perspective, there is no outside from the production of space as there is no outside of the relations of materiality (Barad 2007), thus there is no environment but only phenomena.

Appearing at:

Symposium

Sheffield Institute of Arts
9:30am-5pm, 13 Nov. 2016 - share on facebook
£25 / £12.50 - get tickets

An arts-research day symposium, with talks and performances on the theme of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement, chaired by Thor Magnusson and Chris Kiefer from University of Sussex's Experimental Music Technology Lab, and taking place in the Sheffield Institute of Arts.

The £25 / £12.50 ticket prices are inclusive of all fees, and includes refreshments, lunch and free access to evening performances at the Millennium Gallery. 

We are very happy to announce that the symposium will include a keynote speech by Godfried-Willem Raes from the Logos Foundation. For details, including a draft programme, please see the symposium website hosted by the symposium chairs.


Godfried-Willem Raes

Susanne Palzer

Bird & Bee

Panel: Speculative Hardware and Fictive Materialities

Panel: Unraveling Maker Culture

Luba Elliott

Jesus Jara Lopez

Tom Parkinson

Elise and David Plans

Giuseppe Torre

Alejandro Albornoz

Rosamaria E. Kostic Cisneros

Ellen Harlizius-Kluck

Alejandra Perez Nunez

Joana Chicau