60Hz / Jan Thoben & Boris Hegenbart / at Sound Art Lab

60Hz / Jan Thoben & Boris Hegenbart / Artist in residence at the SOUND ART LAB

LYTTEEVENT #6 – Jan Thoben & Boris Hegenbart + Floris Vanhoof
Sound Art Lab, Peter Bangs Vej 17B, 7600 Struer
19:30 Doors open
20:00 Performances followed by Q&A

60Hz is an audiovisual performance project by Jan Thoben and Boris Hegenbart (Berlin, Germany). Rooted in DIY video synthesis techniques from the 60s and 70s, this project explores the signal-based creation of sound and image from inside the electronics. The wild oscillation of voltages in feedback circuits is digitally processed and gated. 60Hz embraces the ephemerality of hard-synced almost tangible audiovisuality that video synthesis offers as a generative medium. 60Hz refers to the vertical refresh rate in cathode ray video sytems. Following early cybernetic art approaches of the 1960s and 70s, this project‘s interest is with matters of influences rather than control. The traditional chain of command from humans to machines in which technology is considered a utility is replaced by an exploration of the ideosyncrasies of signal flows and processes. Thoben and Hegenbart built circuits and applications, which can be considered a controlled framing or scoring.
In the performance situation, however, human and technical agents enter a co-creative society.

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Peter Bangs Vej 17,
7600, Struer