Network Noise Drift


"Network is a plurality of (organic and artificial) beings, of humans and machines who perform common actions thanks to procedures that make possible their interconnection and interoperation"”[1].

For transmediale/reSource 006:Overflow, John Wild will lead a sonic drift composed from field recoding of the non-human machine processes that enable the reSource network. Constructed as a sonic abstractions of the network, the route of the drift will pass through a number of geo-situated ambiances constructed from filed recordings carried out in the various reSource network spaces. A GSM sniffer, electromagnetic induction coils and a broad spectrum RF receiver were used to record the electromagnetic imprints created by each spaces’ networked devices. The drift will start at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien and finish at Mindpirates.

Network Noise Drift is a collaboration between transmediale/reSource and the Ph.D. Programme in Media and Arts Technology, Queen Mary University of London

[1] Franco Berardi, 2011, ‘Swarm & Disruption’ quoted in Tatiana Bazzichelli, Networked Disruption. Rethinking oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social Networking, Aarhus University, Digital Aesthetics Research Center, Aarhus, 2013.