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Electromagnetic Sound Art – 1996 to 2022 ****

The exhibition “Antithesis” features a range of visceral and hypnotic electronic sound works by the innovative and influential audio-kinetic art project Disinformation. Musical pieces based on electrical interference produced by the National Grid, are exhibited alongside VLF band radio recordings of electromagnetic noise from the London Underground, from lightning strikes and electric storms, and EEG recordings taken directly from the mind of Disinformation producer Joe Banks. “Antithesis” also features the “National Grid” video installation, created in collaboration with film-maker Barry Hale, and experimental film works, which explore the notion of electricity as the physiological basis of human visual perception. All works created 1996 to 2022….

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“Rorschach Audio” – translation into Greek ****

“Rorschach Audio” – Τζό Μπανκς – translation into Greek ****

Ποια είναι η σχέση ανάμεσα στον Leonardo Da Vinci και στον Dick Whittington, μεταξύ της Υπηρεσίας Παρακολούθησης του BBC και των Clash, ανάμεσα στην στρατιωτική κατασκοπική δράση την περίοδο του πολέμου, στα συστήματα διαχείρισης μάχης, στον Πνευματισμό και στις εγκληματικές μαρτυρίες και καταθέσεις; Τί ρόλο παίζουν o J.G. Ballard, o Osama bin Laden, o William Burroughs, o Jean Cocteau, o Jean Genet, o Adolf Hitler, o William Hogarth, o Victor Hugo, o Joe Meek, ο Πάπας Πίος ο XII, o Primo Levi, ο πρώτοσουρεαλιστής συγγραφέας Raymond Roussel, ο έφηβος εγκληματίας Derek Bentley, o Sigmund Freud, o Hermann Rorschach και ο κρυσταλλογράφος Louis Albert Necker στην ξεδιάλυνση των μυστηρίων της ανθρώπινης αντίληψης; Το Rorschach Audio είναι μία εργασία σύγχρονης πολιτισμικής λογιότητας και μία εξερεύνηση της τέχνης και της επιστήμης των ψυχοακουστικών αμφισημιών. Εν μέρει αστυνομική ιστορία, εξ ημισείας καλλιτεχνική και κοινωνική κριτική, το βιβλίο του Joe Banks αφαιρεί το πέπλο σε μία σειρά από γοητευτικά και ελάχιστα εξετασθέντα αντιληπτικά και ψυχολογικά φαινόμενα.

224 σελίδες – τιμή: 9 ευρώ / 1080 λιρέτες – Εξαρχείων
Μετάφραση: Γιώργος Καναβός
Επιμέλεια κειμένου: Άρτεμις Ξενιού

224 pages – Price: 9 EU / 1080 Lire – Exarchia
Translation by Giorgos Kanavos
Edited by Artemis Xeniou

The Topovoros imprint also features translations of works by Hélène Cixous, Laboria Cuboniks, Craig Dworkin, Donna Haraway, Saidiya Hartman, Guy Hocquenghem, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Metahaven, Robert Smithson, Alan Sokal, Bruce Sterling, Hito Steyerl, Laurent de Sutter, McKenzie Wark and Eyal Weizman.

“The Analysis of Beauty” by Disinformation – Blind Spots, Kinetic Depth Effects & Evolutionary Neuroscience

“The central nervous system is nature’s Sistine Chapel, but we have to bear in mind that the world our senses present to us – this office, my lab, our awareness of time – is a ramshackle construct which our brains have devised to let us get on with the job of maintaining ourselves and reproducing our species. What we see is a highly conventionalised picture, a simple tourist guide to a very strange city. We need to dismantle this ramshackle construct in order to grasp what’s really going on.”
J.G. Ballard, 1992

This article was originally published by the Art X Neuroscience (AXNS) Collective in May 2016, and has now been re-published by Clot Magazine (in slightly up-dated form, with minimal additions previously featured on this website). This article summarises material featured in chapter 4 of the book “Rorschach Audio – Art & Illusion for Sound”, first published in June 2012, in an article printed on page 16 of “The Starry Rubric Set”, published by the Wysing Arts Centre in Feb 2012, and on pages 17 and 18 of Shoppinghour Magazine, issue 10, Spring 2013.

This article [see link] copyright © Joe Banks – May 2016 + Oct 2022

Feature in Clot Magazine –

Video on the sound installation aspect of “The Analysis of Beauty” –

“The Analysis of Beauty” by Disinformation has been exhibited at the Freud Museum (London) June 2015, the Georgian Gallery at Talbot Rice (Edinburgh) Nov 2014, Le Bon Accueil (Rennes) Oct 2014, Saltburn Artists Projects, Jan 2007, the Wrexham Arts Centre, Oct 2006, at the Mac (Birmingham) July 2005, Orleans House Gallery (Twickenham) Nov 2004, the Quad (Derby) June 2004, South Hill Park (Bracknell) April 2004, Quay Arts (Isle of Wight) Feb 2004, the Ashcroft Arts Centre (Fareham) Sept 2003, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Jan 2003, the Royal Society of Sculptors (London) March 2001, and Kettle’s Yard gallery (Cambridge) Jan 2000. Other contributors to Clot Magazine include (the video artist and chairman of ZKM, Karlsruhe) Peter Weibel and the (mathematician) Marcus du Sautoy.

General Election Now! ****

Austerity is Murder ****

Testcard – video art programme

Testcard – 24 hour video broadcast, streaming Saturday 24 through Sunday 25 September 2022…

Programme featuring Frank Abbott, Larry Achiampong, Francis Alÿs, Mike Brooks, Dara Birnbaum, Lucy Clout, James Patrick Cox, Disinformation, Michelle Doyle, Benedict Drew, Sam Dolbear, Pete Ellis, Susan Finlay, Nicolas Helm-Grovas, Katie Hare, Tom Harris, Evan Ifekoya, Anneke Kampman, Sooyon Kim, Tom Klinkowstein, Leslie Lawrence, Rebecca Lee, Esther Leslie, Alison Lloyd, Mary Magic, Eva Richardson McRea, Eleanor Morgan, Hugh Nicholson, Cóilín O’Connell, Hardeep Pandhal, Vaishali Prazmari, Sahej Rahal, Reactor, Ash Reid, Benedict Seymour, Sophia Simensky, Nastassja Simensky, Geraldine Snell, David Steans, Korallia Stergides, Roger Suckling and Richard Whitby.

“The Rapture” – Finissage ****

Drawing attention to the near homonym by which fire (Nār) and light (Nur) “are audio-visually very similar”, the Iranian art historians Somayeh Ramezanmahi and Hasan Bolkhari Ghehi state in their discourse on ‘The Manifestation of Fire and Light in the Icons of Mir-Heidar’s Miraj Nameh’:

“Fire and heat remind always of immortal memories saved in human being’s mind, they have become to a brilliant phenomenon for the exploitation of many ideas, feelings, and thoughts of human. Fire has not only a personal, individual, and internal aspect, but also agential, comprehensive, and general characteristics. It exists in human’s heart, and heaven, blazes from inside, manifested in form of love, and burns inside human… Among all phenomena, fire is indeed the only one that is involved to this extent in the life, thoughts, believes, vision, and feelings of people”…

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“The Rapture” Finissage – 4pm to 7pm, Sunday 31 July 2022

“Antiphony” – Disinformation [2xCD] 1997 ****

Antiphony Disinformation 1997

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Disinformation Bibliography – Update/s ****

Just added another 45 (long over-due) items to the (still incomplete) Disinformation bibliography, to the list of book and magazine articles about Disinformation and Rorschach Audio (from 1997 to 2022) – click on the link and scroll down (and thanks very much to everyone who’s written, contributed to or helped out with these)…

“The Rapture” – discussed in 15 Questions ****

“The symbolic language of mainstream visual art is in many respects decades behind the avant-garde of popular culture…” –

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