What would electronic machines be like without our usual resources? What about sound from old screw cans and radiosensitivity, or the reclaimed science of fluidics and swirls of water? Romanian-born, Berlin-based artist Ioana Vreme Moser asks those questions in her work, today at CTM Festival, in a discussion you can catch live online.
Ioana’s entire work website is a beautiful rabbit hole of ingenious, often fragile inventions. There are sound sculptures made of sugar, with 1960s Fairchild chips embedded in hard candy – the perfect antidote to our chip-driven culture. In Coquetta, noisy electronic instruments find themselves crossed with makeup kits and high-heeled shoes.
This week, Ioana promises essential reevaluation of sound instruments and computation in times of scarcity.
Diving into the mineral realms of computer hardware, this talk will inspect the radiosensitive proprieties of galvanized leftovers to reinforce sounding communication networks in a collective. An old screw can become a surrogate for a transistor to scream modulated tones when treated properly.
Further on, we will look at fluidics, a technology lost in history that doesn’t require many resources to operate, only simple fluid matter guided by natural phenomena. Following water movements and swirls, this talk gives a glimpse into a hardware form that reimagines the morphology of our electronic machines.
Pirouette Machines. Fluid Components [MusicMakers Hacklab Input @ CTM Festival]
More of her previous work – revisiting fluidic computing:
Plus working with semiconductors and scrap materials:
Coquetta in improvisation with Pierre Bastien at 4fakultät #18, 2021, photographed by Maik Gräf.
Tune in and let us know if you want to learn more about Ioana’s work!