-----EDGE OF WRONG 2013----- Oslo - Bergen - Reykjavik

30. September - 16. October

EDGE OF WRONG stages Morten Minothi Kristiansen and Josh Ginsburg together with workshop participants as ‘misdirected strangers’, adrift in the cities of Oslo, Bergen and Reykjavik. Exploring the sense of being lost, we will seek out ambiguous, transitory spaces, the margins of the city, and locations of flux, disorder and uncertainty. Through a rigorous process of digital collection, a highly networked digital archive of audio and video fragments will be assembled. A performance of live instrumentation and digital projection sourced from the archive will conclude each city’s exploration. A residency tour with Josh Ginsburg (SA) and Morten Minothi Kristiansen (NO) in collaboration with PNEK, BEK and Slaturtid festival.

About the workshop:

Exploring unexpected relationships between audio and video.

The workshop extends on work initiated with “Anonymous Feature” a collaborative project between Josh Ginsburg, Francis Burger and Robyn Nesbitt in 2009. For the event Video Experiment One, Anonymous Feature sent out a public call for 1-minute videos that would be subjected to autonomous manipulation by custom built software. We received 50 submissions.

The software, built in Max/MSP for the project, composed films by randomly selecting a video element and showing only its moving image, and simultaneously selecting another video element but playing only its audio element. After one minute of the combination, the software would scramble, and then randomly compose a new combination of moving image and audio component. The result was a continuous construction of new one-minute films authored by the machine.

The workshop aims to expand on this logic, ‘promoting spontaneous production and the happy coincidence of uncontrived cross-references’. A new Max/MSP software framework will be designed in Cape Town, the rules or logic of which will be discussed and augmented through conversation with the participants. Participants will then be encouraged to investigate Oslo, Bergen or Reykjavik, collecting video and audio fragments that will comprise one single archive for each city. At the conclusion of the workshop, the project will be presented as a machine performance, where the software will source from this archive and autonomously compose a video montage.

Josh Ginsburg (SA)

I have an undergraduate degree in Engineering (2004) with a research focus on Evolutionary Computation, and a Masters degree in Fine Art (2011) with a research focus on Philosophy of Language both from the University of Cape Town.
My artistic practice bridges these interests, experimenting with strategies to store, manage and access personal knowledge. This has manifested in the design and use of a complex dynamic digital archive for thoughts, notes and unrealized ideas. The archive itself is constituted by +- 30 000 digital fragments – text, image, video and audio – that, for the last three years, I have continued to collect or make on a day-to-day basis.
Conceived as a labyrinth of thoughts, the highly idiosyncratically organized archive is employed as a tool for thinking and rendered public in performance presentations and improvised audiovisual tours. Both these approaches reach for visual articulations of streaming consciousness.

http://www.joshginsburg.net/

Morten Minothi Kristiansen (NO)

A rebel with a cause, Morten is an anti musician in the sense that he feels no obligation to fulfill the rules of any musical tradition, he prefers to put himself to use through making sound or noise based on a non musical approach. Transcending musical genres and notions of what music is supposed to be, albeit lack of better words you might as well just call it music. Who cares?
In collaboration with Josh Ginsburg they explore the feeling if being lost in order to further remove themselves from their artistic predominance. Morten initiated EDGE OF WRONG in 2006 after a two year stay at South African College of Music. He has been making EOW annually since then in Norway and South Africa.

http://www.soundcloud.com/minothi/sets/making-use-of-pain-2009

Saturday 5. Oct
Deichmanske Bibliotek, Schous Plass

Josh Ginsburg (SA)
Morten Minothi Kristiansen (NO)
With:
Christian Blandhoel (NO)
Kjetil Hanssen (NO)

Price 50,-
Start 21.00
Doors open 20.00
Tuesday 8. Oct
Bergen

Josh Ginsburg (SA)
Morten Minothi Kristiansen (NO)
with:
Piya Wanthiang
more coming

Price 50,-
Start 21.00
Doors open 20.00
Wednesday 16. Oct
SLATUR festival

Josh Ginsburg (SA)
Morten Minothi Kristiansen (NO)

Price TBA
Start TBA
Doors open TBA
BEK Norsk Jazzforum PNEK Music Norway