Coincidence Engines

Coincidence Engines

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2008 - 2009
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The Canadian artist duo [The User] (Emmanuel Madan / Thomas McIntosh) has been selected for Coincidence Engines (2008-2009), a series of works in homage to the Poème Symphonique of 20th-century Hungarian composer György Ligeti and his sonic use of metronomes.

Coincidence Engines is a proposal for a complex audio-visual re-imagination of the relationship between technological systems, culture and human experiences. In this particular series of works the mundane clicking of a clock becomes a source of rich and complex acoustic structures as [The User] employ a multitude of different time-keeping devices for an exploration into themes such as regimentation, multiplicity, (im)perfection and entropy.

[The User]’s installation, Coincidence Engines, is nominated for the transmediale.10 award. An exhibition of Coincidence Engine One: Universal People’s Republic Time, and Coincidence Engine Two: Approximate Demarcator of Constellations in Other Cosmos is being shown at the .CHB in Mitte.

A co-production with the .CHB
Commissioned by PAVED Arts and co-produced by the /Undefine organisation with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and le Conseil des arts de Montréal. Commissioning curator: Tim Dallett


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