Fellowship // BAS – Graduiertenschule UdK Berlin

BAS_schwarz_RGBI am presently a Fellow at the Berlin Centre for Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences (BAS) / Graduiertenschule Universität der Künste Berlin.

 

I will be carrying out my studio research project titled Reimagining Technology of the German Democratic Republic in the Age of Planned Obsolescence until the end of 2018.

Here are a couple questions that are presently guiding my art-making adventures:

Can deconstructing socialist era media technology and connecting it to present day digital culture offer alternative readings of our critical entanglement with technology? This research proposes to develop media-based artwork and a text that centres on the study of technology manufactured and lived with during the former German Democratic Republic (GDR).

What kind of patterns and juxtapositions immerge when domestic electronics and the commonplace attitudes, cultural practices and techniques that surrounded technology from this historically significant socialist period inhabit the digital realms capitalist culture?

Review // Neural Magazine

DarshaHewitt_Review20 Oscillators in 20 Minutes – Radically Performing Electronics

“The time element is obviously critical to this performance as it demonstrates a scale of forced human production that translates into a minimal orchestra of synthetic sounds.”

Review of 20 Oscillators in 20 Minutes at Chaos Computer Club 2015 – Neural Magazine by Aurelio Cianciotta. Download pdf // Read online

Impressions from Resonate Lecture

DarshaHewitt_ResonateReview
“Darsha Hewitt, a hilarious new media artist from Canada, showed her electromechanical sound installations based on junks and discarded machines/electronics, describing her attitude as opening the box and discovering how machines work.”

4th day at Resonate 16 with Squarepusher, Atau Tanaka and Darsha Hewitt
Article in SounDesign Magazine
by Carlo Ascrizzi
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