Art as Catalyst: How can Art act as a Catalyst?
Territorial Agency (INT)

John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog discuss how art thinking shapes their work at Territorial Agency, with a focus on their project Oceans in Transformation, awarded the STARTS '21 Grand Prize by the European Commission.

Art as Compass: Technologies for Becoming Others
Dominique Chen (JP)

In order to examine the theme of Art as Compass, Dominique Chen focusses on the problems of language in our time, such as the division and polarization in social networking services.

Art as Journalism: The Artist Vanguard
Karen Palmer (UK)

Karen Palmer is the Storyteller from the Future and she has come back to enable you to survive what is to come through the power of storytelling, but she did not come back alone. Through this broadcast from the future she shares with us important tools for liberation devised by artists and storytellers.

Liam Pram (NZ)

The work explores a number of sonic environments manipulated through a custom interface utilising hand controlled pressure sensors, foot controlled potentiometers, and reactive incandescent bulbs. All gestures used for control could be conceived of as exerting pressure on the mechanism, and so the sonic and visual environments are arranged to react in some manors which may represent such a relationship. The interface utilised a Bela, a K8064 DC Controlled Dimmer, and is coded in Pure Data.

forme cangianti
Fabio Morreale (IT)

forme cangianti is an audiovisual live-coding composition. Before the performance, hundreds of mathematical functions were coded to govern the behaviours of the sound (Supercollider) and the visuals (shaders). At performance time, the performer gradually summoned these dormant functions, who “live code” variables of these equations. This artwork is part of ongoing research aimed at developing a visual identity to computer-generated and experimental electronic music.

Jessica Robinson (NZ)

Landing is a soundscape exploring additive, subtractive and FM synthesis, created in Supercollider. These techniques are used to generate atmospheric textures with varying degrees of familiarity, investigating the feeling of exploration.

5 Episodes
Zak Argabrite (US)

5 Episodes is an audio-visual performance work which traces the lifecycles of electronic devices: from their origins as extracted land to their eventual deaths in sacrificed lands. The performance of 5 Episodes involves a collaboration between Zak and a collection of discarded electronic devices and media from second-hand sources such as electronic waste recycling centres.

Ceci n'est pas un mix

ATP spent his 20's playing in various free parties and festival as part of the duo Frapading with his best bro Dezaks. Together they developed their signature sound, gathering influences from tribal freetekno, psytrance and electronic madness between piles of speakers and diesel emanations. Since then ATP has been pursuing his own sonic exploration from electronic to speedcore with a strong emphasis on heavy drum beats and screeching, psychedelic synth lines.

Sonic Garden
Farzan Badie (IR)

Farzan Badie is a DJ/music producer/audio engineer and radio host based in Tehran. He got his Diploma in Sound Engineering from the S.A.E Malaysia. Since then he has played in Iran, Germany, Hungary, Malaysia, Dubai, Cyprus and Turkey. He formed a DJ/Live act with British DJ Jules Dickens in Kuala Lumpur and worked in a public studio in Budapest for 2 years. Farzan is the co-founder and music director of “Beshknow”, an online radio and collective from Tehran.

Sonic Garden
Moss (IR/FR)

Mohsen Ataei AKA Moss is a veteran Iranian underground DJ, starting electronic music back in 2000. Collecting and playing music has been an obsession with Moss since his teenage years, eventually leading him to study Audio Engineering and Electronic music production at SAE Paris. In the late 2000s, he became a member and producer of the Parisian underground cult band "Big Daddy’s Dead" performing at most of the city’s prestigious clubs.