Residency in Sydney

During october 2015 blackhole-factory stays as Artists in Residence in Sydney as guests of SOPA Sydney Olympic Park Authority
Our special thanks to Tony Nesbitt

The place:

The Armory - building 20
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Newington Armory in the Sydney Olympic Park is an old magazine for gunpowder and later high explosive ammunition for the army until it was changed into a public park for the Olympic Games in the year 2000
More information about this heritage area

Here we are:

cottage
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We are staying in a beautiful cottage in the park, in a fantastic and peaceful environment. Working in a spectacular studio in building 20 of the Newington Armory. The old storage for weapons has its special atmosphere and great acoustique. A perfect place for our research on the new piece “Die Erschütterung der Welt”, which will be shown in Braunschweig by February 2016.
We are setting up the wireless sensor network for the project and testing different modes of integrating it into the stagework.

Newington Amory building 20
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studio in the Armory
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Beside our research work we are doing a lot of public activities. See the timetable here:

Oct 2: Hacking the Stage – lecture about blackhole-factory concepts of work at CCS in the University of Technology in Sydney

UTS Sydney
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Oct 3-5 and 17-18: we present some installations in the studio for the public.
Workshops are being held In collaboration with the Sydney based arts collective tranSTURM and musician Roger Mills about the common work under the title “Waterline”.
In the exhibition we show “The Flight of the Seaswallow” as an interactive installation, fragments of the work with the wireless sensor network, our “CamBot” and some other sound experiments.

Waterline
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Oct 7: Martin Slawig live playing with the Ethernet Orchestra at Parramatta Lanes Festival. The concert being planned for Oct 9 had to be cancelled because of a protest demonstration on the streets against a mosque in Parramatta.

Oct 8 blackhole-factory played SnakeRiverDream as a live set at FBI-Radio ‘Ears Have Ears’ as guests of Brooke Olsen.

Oct 21-22: a series of workshops happens as a part of the Youth Eco Summit (YES) in the Olympic Park.

Oct 28: Ethernet Orchestra concert. After years of playing networked concerts blackhole-factory and the Sydney based members of the Ethernet Orchestra are meeting for the first time  live on stage: Roger Mills, Yavuz Uydu, Bukhchuluun Ganburged, Shaun Premnath + streamed from Londrina Brazil: Chris Vine

Ethernet Orchstra @ People's Republic Sydney
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Documentations of the residency can be found here:
Flickr Page
Facebook:
blackhole-factory
tranSTURM

Physics150227

Trying out some OpenGL and physics in Max. It is based on the NurbsSheet patch from the Physics-Patch-a-Day thread in the cycling74 forum.
In this test the movement of the 3d object is generated randomly. It will later be connected to the hands and feet of a dancer tracked by a kinect.
The sound is generated by using an induction coil which is moved over different parts of the laptop and then live processed using Max/MSP. The result is sent to a second laptop to influence the visuals.

Watch on Vimeo:

ClubInstabil 5.2013

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Here are some beautiful photos courtesy of Timo Hoheisel. Thanks a lot for sharing!

Photo: Timo Hoheisel
Photo: Timo Hoheisel

from left to right
Martin Slawig: a/v live processed objects
Ken Aldcroft: guitar
Elke Utermöhlen: voice + live processing
Peter M. Glantz: sampling-instruments

Photo: Timo Hoheisel
Photo: Timo Hoheisel

Photo: Timo Hoheisel
Photo: Timo Hoheisel

Peter M. Gantz

Photo: Timo Hoheisel
Photo: Timo Hoheisel

Elke Utermöhlen

Photo: Timo Hoheisel
Photo: Timo Hoheisel

Ken Aldcroft

Photo: Timo Hoheisel
Photo: Timo Hoheisel

Martin Slawig

prototyping new machine: the Scan Table

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We are prototyping a new machine. The Scan Table is a computer controlled ‘turntable’ equipped with a Fire-I cam + a USB-microscope. A stepper motor is controlled by a max patch using an arduino board and a stepper driver to scan small objects. The images are live processed by a jitter patch and projected. The same objects are also used to create live processed sound by a max/msp patch. All three patches (for motor control, video and sound are exchanging control data and influencing each other creating an unstable situation.

The first public usage of this beast will be in the project ‘Die Situation ist unter Kontrolle’ at Kunstmühle this weekend Nov 4 + 5.

Some video from the machine at work will follow soon.

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