Refunct Media Presentation

Date: 
29.01.2013 21:00
Format: 
reSource
Festival format
Location: 
HKW
K1

This performative event presents ReFunct Media #5, a multimedia installation that (re)uses numerous "obsolete" electronic devices (digital and analog media players and receivers).

This performative event presents ReFunct Media #5, a multimedia installation that (re)uses numerous "obsolete" electronic devices (digital and analog media players and receivers). The devices are hacked, misused and combined into a large and complex chain of elements. To make an ecological analogy, they "interact" in different symbiotic relationships like mutualism, parasitism and commensalism.

The development of the ReFunct Media #5 installation for transmediale 2013 started in August 2012 by hacking a very iconic device: the French Minitel, a Videotex online service accessible through the telephone lines. During the summer workshop, participants became familiar with basic hardware hacking and circuit bending, working with a just-proclaimed-dead device, as the network has been closed for good.
 

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