Welcome to the 2nd issue of AMOK News!
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Lyder Vildt-festival. We had a blast, and we're looking forward to a fall filled with new, crazy AMOK events.
We have a lot of
great events coming up these next few weeks. You can read about them
Hope to see all of
Before Archive 81 was restored and Stranger Thing was a thing, there was VHS-FABRIKKEN!
the 5th year in a row, we invite all tape enthusiasts, cyberpunks and
AV-workers to join our "24 Hour Non-Stop Video Manufacturing Marathon"
in our studio space A:M:O:K on Friday the 19th to Saturday 20th of
July 2016, the last company in the world, Funai, ceased the production
of VHS equipment. Making the widespread casette format irrevocably
obsolete, the VHS is now freed from the hands of the media industry, and
a video ecological crisis has emerged where we must re-use casettes and
repair machines, until the last magnetic tape wears out.
the light of this de-commercialization, VHS-FABRIKKEN emerged to fight
for video's future and to reclaim the VHS format as the avantgarde.
Reviving the industrial factory setup of assembly lines and enforced
push manufacturing, our goals are the total monopoly of analog video
equipment, complete re-recording of all VHS-tapes in the world, and full
exploitation of the world population as our AV-workers.
at 12.00 (noon), we press REC on our VCR and we will record non-stop
until six E240 VHS-tapes have been overwritten and re-recorded (approx.
24 hours later).
this time span, everyone and everything that happens end up on tape. As
participants work and eat, talk and perform, drink and explore, shit
and sleep, the 6 tapes will make an direct electromagnetic imprint of
the life lived at the factory.
the marathon VHS-FABRIKKEN installs equipment such as pattern
generators, oscilloscopes, video mixers, cameras and computer, and we
also encourage participants to bring their own works and tools, whether
it's sound, video, poetry, computer graphics, performances, dance or
something else. You can plug-in to the main circuit through RCA
(composite PAL), VGA, HDMI, jack (6.5mm) and mini-jack (3.5mm) as well
as record through camera and microphone.
final product will be 6 tapes of approx. 4 hours length each that will
be part of VHS-fabrikken's archive, and be licensed as public domain, so
that other projects can re-use our material. To the extent possible,
the tapes will also be converted to digital format and released through www.archive.org.
The location is VHS-fabrikken's studio space in A:M:O:K, Rosenkrantzgade 1b, 8000 Aarhus C.
can come and go as you please, bring your own food and drink,
participate or perform for the tapes, and even bring a sleeping bag if
you want to stay overnight.
The marathon is free, and we encourage participants to come and go throughout the entire working period.
MAKE VHS GREAT AGAIN!
you like stuff but are tired of how it affects your
Come to the reception for
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A humorous zine is about affordance theory and using
hacking/circuit-bending to deprogram the influence that devices have on
your artistic engagement. It's disposable purpose is to educate in
chance electronics, as well as cultivating anti-authoritarian approaches
to creative practices. It's inspired by Vilem Flusser's book 'Towards a
Philosophy of Photography', concerning the apparatus' effect on the
behavior of the individual interacting with it, but written with
accessabillity in mind. This means that the zine doesn't prepare one to
indulge in advanced engineering, nor highly academical discussions, but
instead it's fun, chill and creative.
It features 22 pages of:
- Tutorials, graphics and poetry
An interactive step-by-step guide on how to ditch your prior
understanding of a device and giving it new purpose
A recipe for a circuit-bending stripboard tool
The guide also features a blank page for each step, intended for
note-taking and mapping out your process.
What is circuit bending:
Circuit bending is the creative, chance-based customization of the
circuits within electronic devices such as low-voltage, battery-powered
guitar effects, children's toys and digital synthesizers to create new
musical or visual instruments and sound generators.
Emphasizing spontaneity and randomness, the techniques of circuit
bending have been commonly associated with noise music, though many more
conventional contemporary musicians and musical groups have been known
to experiment with "bent" instruments. Circuit bending usually involves
dismantling the machine and adding components such as switches and
potentiometers that alter the circuit.
In the spirit of this zine, however, circuit bending doesn't just apply to
electronic devices. It applies to your neural circuits as well. Circuit
bending as a practice is experimenting, rewiring a signal path, and that
signal path may have been inside you all along.
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