Thursday, May 31th
Doors 8pm, Film start 9pm
Editionmutation and Mindpirates invite you to a special evening with film, music and sound performances:
200-DOF (team premiere)
MORPHOLEXICAL PING PONG
200-DOF (200 Degrees of Freedom) is a collaborative effort between Berlin based filmmaker Markus Wambsganss (Kaliber16) and Tannhäuser Sterben & das Tod (Editionmutation/Altin Village & Mine). The film deals with the topic of humanoid robots and machine vision and will be released in 2012.
This experimental documentary short-film is based on an interview with leading Japanese scientist Hiroshi Ishiguro (director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University, Japan) who created a robotic doppelgänger copy of himself called the Geminoid, and also video archive material from the Humanoid Robotics Institute at Waseda University, Tokyo that shows the evolution of humanoid robots since the late 1960′s up til today.
“200-DOF” raises the question if human-like robots will soon live among us and how they will then see our world. How will they look at us as humans? To represent this machine vision, visual recordings have been made on location in Tokyo, Japan with a specially modified mobile Kinect camera system connected to a laptop computer. Originally a motion sensing input device by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game console, the Kinect got hacked immediately and quickly became a popular tool in robotics research as well, for it´s capability to not only record video but also depth information and therefore offer a new approach to solve the problem of pattern recognition.
Annie Goh & Mari Matsutoya – Experiments with Glove Sensor Instruments
NHK yx KOYXEи (aka Kouhei Matsunaga)
Born in Osaka, Kouhei Matsunaga is a musician and an illustrator. He started drawing during childhood under the influence of his grandfather. He grew up listening to hardcore-techno and hip hop, studied architecture and has been mainly making music since 1992. Under many different aliases (NHK, NHKyx, Internet Magic, Koyxen) he has released numerous albums on labels such as Skam Records, Wordsound, Raster Noton and his first ever album “Upside Down” on Mille Plateaux in 1998. He has also collaborated with artists like Merzbow, Jungle Brothers’ Sensational, Autechre’s Sean Booth, Mika Vainio, Conrad Schnitzler, Anti Pop Consorium’s High Priest, Rudolf Eb.er, Puppetmastaz crew, Asmus Tietchens, Ralf ‘RLW’ Wehowsky and so on. His own label Flying Swimming was founded in 2002 with the main purpose being to publish and curate events of experimental contemporary music and art.
MORPHOLEXICAL PING PONG by Mari Matsutoya and Annie Goh is an experimental sound performance, an improvisational dialogue of acoustic misunderstandings and phonetic morphologies using self-made sensor instruments, live voice and Supercollider.
Sound Artist, based in Berlin/Kreuzberg. Working under the Krube. moniker since 1999.
Krube. grabs your attention with his hyper tight musique concrËte that combines sounds from everyday objects, body openings and non-definable machinery. An old accordion may surface but it doesn’t prevent him from continuing straightforward cut-ups, thus exploring scary maybe even unknown territory. If he’s to perform at your local venue, leave mama at home and witness.
Though lurking around for nearly a decade, it wasn’t until the end of 2010 that Krube. slowly started crawling out of his hole in some run-down Berlin rear house. What he brought from his cave appears like a rough documentation of his bulkheading, resulting in a vicious sputum of undigested shards. Breath-/body sounds and noises you can hardly guess where they’re from coalesce to a radical, contemporary kind of musique concrËte, culminating in a ruthless wall of harsh noise!
DJ You:Coma (Casual Goth/Panther Moderns)