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  • manuellnon 15:52 on 6 March 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Future Breed Machine update (email to Ed & Jonathan) 

    *quick recap*

    it will be a combination of various media I’ve been using over the course, under the name of “Future Breed Machine“.
    I will include some elements from last year’s summer show in a new video and a sound piece using Vocaloid which I’ll “dub” with live vocals performing everyday during that week.

    so, it would be composed by three parts:

    • “primordial soup” VIDEO (monitor / tv screen) – green screen videos of VFX material, 3D smoke, particles. I might do a generative smoke in unity/unreal engine instead of making a video.

    I might also add a second video on a smaller screen, focusing on machines made of found 3D models and tribal tattoos (I was thinking of using my kindle fire HD tablet, it worked well for Digital Meze last year)

    • microphone stand/performance area
    • sound system – here’s the tricky part where I need your help most:

    I’ve been thinking of making a sculpture, a vertical DNA double helix made of metal (I’m open to other options) where to hang some “naked” speakers with cable ties.
    It should be around 6/6.5ft (2mt) high in order to have enough space to orient the speakers…

     

    DNAsketch

     

    overall tech list:

    • big monitor / tv screen (studio tv if available?)
    • Kindle Fire HD tablet
    • desktop computer
    • sound / speakers (1 or 2 12” subwoofers, 4 tweeters – at least)
    • amplifier
    • mic (SM57) + FX Helicon H1
    • small mixer (mic + computer input)

     

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  • manuellnon 17:58 on 19 October 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    research paper 

    finally finished, here it is

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    Kowloon and the Walled Cloud.pdf

     

    (I would be happy to get some critical feedback, feel free to tell me I wrote a lot of rubbish)

     
  • manuellnon 18:41 on 1 October 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    research paper #3 

    researchpaper3

     
  • manuellnon 1:21 on 9 September 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Future Breed Machine (Project Proposal) 

    Future Breed Machine

     

    The Future Breed Machine is a technologized organism composed by bodies, images and data.
    It is the physical trace left by the world of information, as well as the flesh of its cables and
    outputs.
    It embodies in the definitions of multiplicity and contradiction, as an aggregate of different
    identities and cultures.
    It lives on the boundaries of a visual culture collected through a new gesture of the human body:
    the practice of ‘scrolling the data feed’.
    Its shape contains a wide range of values, from geolocation coordinates to bank details.
    It is always interior, so extensive that you rarely perceive limits [1]”; at the same time it is epidermal,
    like a collage of melted skin textures.
    It is a complex system of biological and algorithmic operations.
    It has multiple features in space; it is an erected superstructure, an infrastructure and a smaller
    fully-equipped space entity moving through them.
    It is both a blueprint and a realised project.
    It can last through eternity and it is already a ruin covered in dust.

    1 – Rem Koolhaas, Junkspace, OCTOBER 100, Spring 2002, pp.175-190

     
  • manuellnon 17:30 on 1 August 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    notes #3 sound works 

    Sound and music have always been part of my research, both because I often use sound in my practice and also because I take inspiration from visual and social aspects of underground music scenes.
    I regularly listen to a lot of new music and from time to time I use to compile mixtapes and collections of sounds.
    Here is one of the latest mixes I have done (from the ‘hybrid’ series, focused on experimental techno) from my mixcloud channel:

    Last month I had the chance to publish a mixtape for a web radio called Fritto.fm; a Milan-based collective who daily stream new mixes (check out their archive).

    Mannn_fritto_cover2_low

     

    uh, if you like house music, I have just uploaded a summer mix dedicated to council estates:

     
  • manuellnon 18:21 on 4 July 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    research paper tutorial #2 

    researchpaper1

     
  • manuellnon 3:07 on 23 June 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: burnout, , dna, , hybrid, , , , , , summer show   

    tutorial 11.6.15 

    In light of the chat had with Jonathan last thursday, I am going to try to summarize my work and reflect on the different directions of my current projects. Looking back on the previous tutorial with Keir Williams, he outlined (and I pretty much agreed with him) that my research is generally going on a line about “transformation through material”, working on various series or sub-categories.

    1

    (I have never written about this on my blog but seems pointless now to keep it secret)

    The first line I would like to write about, started with stealing the identity of a facebook fake profile of a sexy girl named Isabel Travez – which presumably was an internet bot – who added me about an year ago. What I basically did was creating a parody, a similar looking profile and I added some friends “she” added in her short social network life (unfortunately the original account was deleted after several reports in a couple of days), changing my new profile’s name from “Isabel Travez” to “Isabbel Trave” – an italian urban translation of the term “transgender”. Well, to avoid misunderstandings, the whole thing had nothing to do with disdaining or representing a transgender in a bad way, rather it was a banal joke of twisting elements from the original profile and have random chat with people I didn’t know.

    bbggg

    I still don’t have any idea of how and why, but my profile caught attention by people from transvestite and trangender facebook communities, people with multiple profiles with the same name, a good amount of fake-looking profiles and 5-6 people from Saudi Arabia (?) – the week after I created that profile Isabbel received about 70-80 friend requests in one single night.

    Then I completely forgot about it for a few months until when I noticed that among her suggested friends there were many profiles of people involved in having an online “fictional” identity in many different ways (from rubber masks to cosplay, furry, kigurumi and so on), so I changed her name in “Isabbel Waters” – I guess didn’t want her to be recognisable as transgender –  and started a visual research, sometimes having the chance to chat with people involved in those practises. The concept of an avatar/costumed performance has been since then a nodal point in my research about materials, technologies and online places; so I bought a rubber mask and started uploading content on that profile, playing with hybrids, translating my masked identity on a 3D animated model of it and building a live music performance. That performance, tested on the Interim show we had last March was also about hybrids: I experimented on the transformation of bits of lyrics and sounds from Lee Perry’s song “People Funny Boy” into noisy and obsessive textures, also playing with different “layers” (or “ages”) of technology as I used an old telephone speaker as a microphone, guitar FX pedals and a software (Renoise) to build the live set structure and play random sounds exctracted from a library of samples from that Perry’s dub masterpiece.

    That’s pretty much the context and background of the first project line I wanted to reflect about on this tutorial session. The further developments of this will probably blend with a second line about 3D collages made with found objects (.obj files), a research more oriented on “machines” and materials rather than costumed identity, which also blends with what I am doing in music and sound (a third line?). Also, I am not that interested in wearing Isabbel’s identity at the moment.

    2

    I told Jonathan about a video I am working on, after collecting several “burnout” videos from youtube (stuff like this) and being interested in creating an animated representation of a DNA chain made of found 3D objects of cars, and I feel definitely excited about starting to work on it. That video might be also the starting point for a series of physical objects, as I have been obsessed with melted plastic materials for a while now (rubber and silicon from my research on masks but also polyester sculptures and found materials, engines or parts of car bodies), and I definitely miss messing up with DMX mixers, lights and smoke machines (I did some work as lighting technician for a while…).

    So, doing a series of physical objects would be both a starting point and a final output of my digital research about materials. These technologized materials also connects with my interest in flesh and skin (which I haven’t abandoned); here’s something I forgot to tell Jonathan, at the same time of this “burnout” smoke/DNA chain video, I am making some sketches for a (quickly realizable) series made of google-found tribal tattoos on fake skin sheets (there are some affordable complete kits on ebay) – this might be a solid idea for the summer show.

    I will write something more about my research in sound and music in a couple of days, and a few notes about a “secret” project that after one year and a half is getting to be completed…also I still have to write here about some ideas for the research paper…ouch

     
  • manuellnon 1:55 on 12 June 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    notes #2 profile images & masks 

    This section is a collection of outcomes from my latest research on masks, online identities and self representation (and lee scratch perry and dog portraits):

    set1

    blog_portraits01t

     

    bb

     
  • manuellnon 0:47 on 12 June 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    notes #1 machines & hybrids 

    well, I haven’t been posting in the past weeks,
    here’s a series of notes and screenshots as a recap of what I’ve done (and collected) over the past two months:

    blog_machine01t

    water1

    blog_machine03t

     

    blog_machine02t

     

     

     
  • manuellnon 21:23 on 23 February 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: andrea crespo, hybrid, , , , timur si-qin   

    about the machine 

    The Machine is a technologized organism, composed by flesh, images and data.
    It is the physical trace left by the world of information, the multitude of networks and the materiality of its cables and outputs.
    It embodies in the definitions of multiplicity and contradiction, as an aggregate of identities, cultures, objects and their interactions.
    It lives on the boundaries of visual culture collected through networks and its shape contains a wide range of values, from geolocation coordinates to bank details.
    “It is always interior, so extensive that you rarely perceive limits” [1]; at the same time is epidermal, as a collage of melted skin textures.
    It is a complex system of biological and algorithmic operations.
    It has multiple features in space; it is an erected superstructure, an infrastructure and a smaller fully-equipped space entity moving through them.
    It is both a blueprint and a realized project.
    It can last through eternity and it is already a ruin covered in dust.

     

    [2]

     

    Materials have tendencies and capacities of their own.
    They’re active, autonomous, they do what they wanna do.
    They’re self organizing, and they’re pregnant with morphogenetic capacities and potentialities.

    [3]

    1 2 3

    [4]

     

    hummer-view

    [5]

     

    [1] Rem Koolhaas, Junkspace, 2001 http://lensbased.net/files/Reader2012/rem+koolhaas+-+junkspace.pdf
    [2] Andrea Crespo, Parabiosis: Neurolibidinal Induction Complex, 2015 http://dismagazine.com/issues/72978/andrea-crespo-sis-parabiosis/
    [3,4] extracts from Timur Si-Qin’s presentation of Premier Machinic Funerary at DLD15 conference
    [5] Paul Barsch & Tilman Hornig, hummer view from New Scenario’s Crash, 2015 http://newscenario.net

     
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