Issue #2 (august 2022)

Published: 10/8 2022

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 below.

Hope to see all of you IRL.

Fri 19/8 12.00 to Saturday 20/8 ca 12: 24 Hour VHS Manufacturing Marathon

Before Archive 81 was restored and Stranger Thing was a thing, there was VHS-FABRIKKEN!

For 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 August 2022.

In 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.
In 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.

Friday 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).
In 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.
For 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.
The 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

The location is VHS-fabrikken's studio space in A:M:O:K, Rosenkrantzgade 1b, 8000 Aarhus C.
You 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.


Thu 25/8 - 19:00-21:00: AGENDA BENDER (Transcender B Therender) BEND.THEBEGINNING&THEEND ZINE

Do you like stuff but are tired of how it affects your work/thoughts/creative processes?! Come to the reception for


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:

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.

Fri 2/9 - 19:00-21:00: AMOK's General assembly 2022

  1. Valg af ordstyrer
  2. Godkendelse af generalforsamlingens gyldighed
  3. Valg af referent
  4. Formandens eller bestyrelsens beretning til godkendelse
  5. Godkendelse af regnskab
  6. Godkendelse af budget
  7. Fastsættelse af kontingent
  8. Valg af formand
  9. Valg af bestyrelsesmedlemmer
  10. Diskussion af indkomne forslag
  11. Eventuelt
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