This project is an experimental sound laboratory, which will be held as part of the Prepared Surroundings festival program in Kazakhstan. Anyone interested in experimental sound, contemporary art and critical practices can take part. Participants will be selected by open-stake. The task of the laboratory is based on the aesthetic discoveries of the historical avant-garde and the situational team formed for the production of this project, to produce structured musical and performance statements; so that the knowledge and skills of each of the participants are included and not alienated. Tel Quel (fr. "As is") is a French avant-garde literary and theoretical journal, a key publication of the French structuralist school, as well as a group of intellectuals, writers and poets united around it. It was founded by French writer Philippe Sollers and published from 1960 to 1982. In 2010s there was an experimental group in Russia that embodied the ideas of the French group in a musical form. Theoretically and practically the seminar will be based on the experience of these two groups. Also, to build the final statement of the work of the laboratory, we will use the experience of the historical avant-garde, those techniques and methods that were introduced into the toolbox by artists of the 19th-20th centuries, and in particular, the experience of classical performance by Chris Burden, Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci will be important for us.
It is a dedication performance to the creator of speech material widely exploited by corporations in speech synthesis services. Reflecting on subjectivity and the loss of this property, we turn to the basic dataset that underlies modern text-to-speech systems, cultivating an algorithm where machine speech no longer strives to turn into a complete product, but exists in its authentic non-functional state. A performer, entering into a dialogue with the algorithm and learning its phonetic and lexical vocabulary, gradually reconfigures his way of producing verbal flow, turning the dialogue into a joint speech singing, where the boundaries between the performer and the algorithm begin to shift, and the acusmatic machine speech acquires density.
Multi-channel performance based on live interaction with the audience. The artist will ask listeners to answer one simple question: "Where am I?" The received answers will be sampled in real time, from which a spatial sound canvas is created.