Memoblast

Tue 29.01.2013 - 17:30
Tue 29.01.2013 - 22:00
Format:
Festival format Performance
Festival thread Paper
Location:
hkw cafe stage

Memoblast is a group performance in a fax-based office. Raquel Meyers, Jacob Sikker Remin and Goto80 are office workers who handle the flow of information by following rituals and rules of efficiency. They work with conventional office tools such as text editors and spreadsheets to create graphics, music and memos.

Everyday we maintain and develop rituals to keep up with the flow of information. Memoblast can be understood as a metaphor for the modern database lifestyle, where personal expression is conditioned by technology more than we like to admit.

Fax machines are ancient, but also advanced and exclusive: They produce tangible objects from telecommunication, which can be annotated and modified directly, in the flesh world. In this respect, Memoblast also demonstrates the shortcomings of modern technologies. The ability to doodle on a piece of paper and for it to materialize directly on the receiving end has never been recreated with modern media. Fax is a dangerous and spontaneous technology, and Memoblast is open for you.

 

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