*ReFunct: Waste Workshops & ReFunct Media Circu(it)s:
Performances by Thu Tran, Casper Electronics, Loud Objects, Recyclism, Nonhorse, Ranjit Bhatnagar.
Saturday June 18th, 2011
3pm - 10pm
@ The Silent Barn, 915 Wyckoff Ave, New York City
All Ages, FREE
Waste Workshops & Bloody Mary's from 3pm
:: CARDBOARD PROP-MAKING
::: taught by Thu Tran / FOOD PARTY
:::: JUNK ELECTRIC GUITAR
::::: taught by ghosts / MOONMILK
:::::: E-WASTE WORKSHOP
::::::: taught by Benjamin Gaulon & Lourens Rozema / RECYCLISM
:::::::: PROGRAMMING PARTY
::::::::: taught by Tristan Perich & Kunal Gupta & Katie Shima / LOUD OBJECTS
Workshops are FREE and open to all skill levels
If you take home something you create,
you might be expected to pay for materials.
Performances & Dinner from 8pm
:: NONHORSE / FOOD TAPE EVENT
:::: CASPER ELECTRONICS / ???
:::::: LOUD OBJECTS / FUTURE BATTLES SET
:::::::: RECYCLISM / L.S.D. ( Ireland)
:::::::::: PUPPET SHOW / ???
::: THU TRAN / FOOD PARTY
Thu Tran has resurrected wasted cardboard into brilliantly colored props & sets for her "cooking" show Food Party, surreal lounge furniture at Showpaper Gallery in Manhattan, and half of the nonsense you can climb on at Silent Barn. She is going to be teaching a live cardboard-prop making demo.
Wow, what is dorito corn bread? Maybe we'll make that too.
Check her Food Party & Showpaper Gallery installations out here:
JUNK ELECTRIC GUITAR
::: RANJIT BHATNAGAR / MOONMILK
Learn to make a primitive one- or two-string guitar, wind your own pickups, and rock out! Turn a piece of scrap wood into a simple electric guitar. All materials are supplied except the wood - please bring a sturdy 2-3 foot length of scrap wood such as a pine 1x2 (or heavier), a broomstick, or even a nice strong straight branch from a fallen tree. You'll learn the basic acoustics and electromagnetics behind electric guitars. The class involves light use of hand and power tools, and soldering - no soldering experience necessary.
Warning: This work shop will be taught by ghosts
Check out pictures of previous workshops, and all of Ranjit's prolific DIY instrument work:
::: TRISTAN PERICH & KUNAL GUPTA & KATIE SHIMA / LOUD OBJECTS
Bzzreeep! Noise toy building and programming with the Loud Objects! Learn hardware audio synthesis with the Loud Objects, who regularly create complex music with simple, hand-built electronic instruments. By learning to solder a similar circuit to their popular Noise Toy, participants get hands-on experience working with basic electronics to create digital sound without laptops. The workshop provides insight into how digital circuits work, and how little experience is necessary to create entirely new instruments.
Culminates in a noisy group frenzy.
Check out pictures of past Loud Objects workshops!
::: LOURENS ROZEMA & BENJAMIN GAULON / RECYCLISM
Deconstructing readily-available, cheap electronic devices into interactive tools is more than a lot of fun; the process offers the same visible, hands-on learning and understanding acquired through dissection. By re-purposing second-hand hardware or cheap toys, a commercial, mass-produced product is transformed into a unique device, with potential for new and original means of expression or communication. The boundaries of a device are set by the manufacturer (planned obsolescence); those limits can be redefined by such creative recycling.
Our workshops offer participants to become familiar with basic hardware and software design while at the same time gaining hands-on experience making an interactive art project. The workshops are open to participants of different backgrounds, and no programming or electronic skills are required. The idea is to start from scratch and create a complete project by the end of the workshop, including concept, design, electronics / interfacing, and functional programming with Arduino, Max/Msp, Pure Data or Processing.
About the e-waste workshop:
:: NONHORSE FOOD TAPE EVENT
I'm making a four course tape meal and playing a different sound track for each dish. I'm gonna go nuts! TAPE FOOD!
:: CASPER ELECTRONICS
Casperelectronics is the performing name of American musician, artist and inventor Peter Edwards. Edwards uses hand built and heavily modified electronics to create pulsing sound-scapes and complexly interwoven light displays. Since starting his Casperelectronics in 2000, Edwards has established himself as one of the most widely known figures of the art form known as circuit bending. He continues to run his custom musical electronics business. He also CO-runs the DIY electronic kit business Ghost Wizard and curates the Troy NY based creative electronics performance space CasperLand.
:: RECYCLISM - L.S.D. PERFORMANCE
L.S.D feeds on light via two LDR (light depending resistor) mounted on a suction cup, allowing the sensors to be mounted on any screen surface. An analogue synthesizer converts the light input to sound waves. This device can be used in many different configurations and feeds from any light sources. Even if L.S.D can be controlled by any light source, its design is aimed at screen reading/listening.
:: LOUD OBJECTS - FUTURE BATTLES SET
AGOG AND AGAGGLE! THE LOUD OBJECTS SET SAIL FOR A FERAL REIMAGINATION OF CIRCUIT BENDING. LOFTILY WIELDING SOLDERING IRONS AGAINST A RAMSHACKLE OVERHEAD PROJECTOR, THESE HEROIC LADS FROM NEW YORK CITY (TRISTAN PERICH THE COMPOSER, KUNAL GUPTA THE PROGRAMMER, AND KATIE SHIMA THE ARCHITECT) WIRE UP LIVE MUSICAL CIRCUITS AND GERRYMANDER LO-FI ELECTRONIC NOISE. THE FIRST FEW MINUTES ARE CHARACTERIZED BY BLEAK SILENCE AS THE LOUD OBJECTS SWIFTLY ASSEMBLE AN INITIAL CIRCUIT; THEREAFTER A LUSH AND PERCUSSIVE POETRY OVERWHELMS THE ARENA AS THE TRIO HEROICALLY HACKS MICROCHIPS INTO A BEASTLY SWARM OF 1-BIT NOISE. THESE MANEUVERINGS ARE PROJECTED PHYSICALLY FROM THE SMOKINESS, HULKING BEYOND THE PERFORMERS, GARGANTUAN SPECTRES STRIPPED FROM THE PILLARS OF ANTIQUATED TECHNOLOGY TO THEIR LURID AND NOBLE SPIRIT
presented by Ignivomous with support from Experimental Television Center and New York State Council for the Arts
Ignivomous is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
that presents, nurtures, and develops
new genres, art forms, mediums and extremes of expression.
ReFunct Media Circu(it)s performances are made possible through a Presentation Funds grant from Experimental Television Center. The Experimental Television Center's Presentation Funds program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.