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venue: scene of Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki, Tymienieckiego 3, Łódź

In iMac Music, Jonathan Reus performs a sonic deconstruction of vintage iMac G3 computers, attempting to construct kinetic aesthetics at the boundary of hardware and software. The computers run software routines as visual distortions are created on-screen through live-hacking of the circuitry with fine-tipped sound amplifying probes. With these instruments the performers play the circuits, using computational processes as raw operating material for musical vandalism.
8 February 2017 (Wednesday)
11:00-16:00 workshop with Jonathan Reus
sign in: art_in@fabrykasztuki.org / free of charge
(organiser provides tools)

9 February 2017 (Thursday)
19:00 meeting with Jonathan Reus
20:30 performance „iMac Music”
free entrance

Next event: Perform_tech #2 Evelina Domnich & Dmitry Gandalf | meeting + performance „Force Field”


Jonathan Reus is an American artist whose musical work blends machine aesthetics with free improvisation. His broader research is into instruments and instrumentations, their history and role in shaping aesthetic experiences.

Jonathan has shown work internationally, most recently at Hangar (Barcelona), TodaysArt Festival (The Hague), De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam), International Film Festival Rotterdam, Re-new Festival (Copenhagen), STUK (Leuven), Sound Performing Body Festival (Kaohsiung), LIG Art Foundation (Seoul), APO33 (Nantes), Media Lab Prado (Madrid), and NK Projekt (Berlin).

In 2009 Jonathan received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research into computationally-mediated musical instruments at the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM) in Amsterdam. Afterwards he worked at STEIM as a curator, research coordinator and educator. He is a founding member of the Instrument Inventors Initiative instrument-makers collective based in The Hague, and is co-founder of the Platform for Thought in Motion, an autonomous education and curatorial initiative creating formats for artists to engage in contemporary discourse with scholars from the sciences and humanities.

Jonathan is associate lecturer of Computing and Coded Culture at the Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media in Leuphana University, Lüneburg, where he has contributed teaching methods for hybrid coursework blending science, mathematics and media theory into cohesive narratives. He is also a lecturer in performative sound art at the ArtEZ academy of art in Arnhem.


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Tymienieckiego 3
90-365 Lodz, Poland
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