a project done with Alberto Boem

Ursuppe ("primordial soup" in German) is a project about the autonomous development of complex hybrid systems that functionally combine together unities of organic or inorganic material, organizing them in a network of communication and mutual influences. The research is focused on the disposal of a set of artificial elements in a limited environment, which start affecting and reacting to the surroundings until a dynamic equilibrium arise from the initial disorder and asynchronism of the whole.

The projects is a sound performance based on a self made modular synthesizer, whose modules are connected trough organic materials, which are influencing the sound produced by the electronics. The performers are changing the connections to stimulate the system to generate of sound patterns, or they leave it evolving and growing autonomously. The electric frequencies are then simultaneously the carrier of the interaction within the system and its own result.

The sound is generated by different DIY sound generator circuits: oscillators, noise generators and amplifiers, which have been embed into a silicon-casting. The inputs are connected with jelly made out of the seaweed Agar Agar, and fruits and vegetables, which conduct the flow of electricity from a sound module to the other, due to the presence of water and salt. A video camera placed above shows the actions of the performers, their effect on the matter, and its oxidation and liquefaction.

Here the project's website

BEST OFF - Kunstuniversität Linz, OK Contemporary Art Centre, Linz, AT
Digital Design Weekend London, Austrian Cultural Forum London, UK, 22-23.09.2017
PIGNARÛL e pluribus unum, Ai vecchi ippocastani, Joannis, Aiello del Friuli (UD), 03.01.2016
Cultural Recipes, Bilbao, ES, 15.01.2015
All Frontiers Festival, Gradisca D'Isonzo (GO), IT, 14.12.2014
Palinsesti, San Vito al Tagliamento (UD), IT, 7.12.2014
Piksel, Bergen, NO, 1-5.10.2014
roBOT Festival, Bologna, IT, 1-5.10.2014
Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, AT, 4-8.09.2014
Sónar+D, Sónar Festival, Barcelona, 12-14.06.2014
MNAC - Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO, 7.03.2014
The Art of Vernissage, bb15, Linz, AT, 20.12.2013
Rother Krebs, Linz, AT, 25.05.2013

URSUPPE - live at Ars Electronica 2014 from davidDurat on Vimeo.