Thomas Bégin, Darsha Hewitt and Christof Migone take part in a collective exhibition in West Den HaagThe Hague Friday, September 22, 2017 to Sunday, November 19, 2017
Marshall McLuhan and the Arts
From September 22 until November 19
With Marshall McLuhan (CA), Peter Blegvad (UK), Disnovation (SW/DE), Harun Farocki (DE), Darsha Hewitt (QC/CA), Mogens Jacobsen (DK), Willy Lemaitre (CA), !mediengruppe Bitnik (DE), MRZB (IT), Christof Migone (QC/CA), Reynold Reynolds (US), Thomas Bégin (QC/CA), Wolfgang Spahn (DE), Hito Steyerl (DE), Stephanie Syjuco (PH) & Angela Washko (US).
Thomas Bégin combines the goals of scientist and will present a feedback system in delicate balance. The capacity of live electronics to produce explosive outcomes when signal is fed back into itself has been an endless fascination since the technologies first emerged. This unstable installation generates an ephemeral transforming sound composition where signals course around between the elements.
He présents the sound installation Larsen Surf
Darsha Hewitt is a hardware hacker, and artistic automaton specialist. Hewitt presents a pathetic techno-scape of intermittently squealing baby-phones. Turning the technology around so that the instrument itself whimpers for attention, Hewitt’s pitiful puppets produce a space to consider the intrusion of surveillance systems into our everyday life.
Christof Migone (CA 1964) has been making sound art for more than two decades, often at odds with the technology, smashing and abusing microphones is one of his claims to fame. In his conceptual Record Release project, he distributes blank records or little nuggets of black vinyl as a cultural message. The medium is the message, the industry of record production, petrochemicals, plastics, they are the real content of every record release.
Lange Voorhout, 34