Emptyset (UK) is a Berlin/London-based production project formed in 2005 by James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas. Working across performance, installation and the moving image, the project examines the physical properties of sound through electromagnetism, architecture and process-based image making. Emptyset’s work considers the legacy of analogue media, reflecting on structural/materialist art production and the perceptual boundaries between noise and music. Their releases include Recur and Collapsed for raster-noton, as well as Medium, an expanded live recording made at Woodchester Mansion in Gloucestershire. Emptyset has produced installations for Tate Britain and the Architecture Foundation in London, and has presented live performances at Arnolfini, Kunsthalle Zurich, and Sonic Acts XIV.
Session 5: Noise in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Friday 27 February
14:00 - 15:30
Paradiso, Main Hall
The Earth is constantly bombarded by cosmic rays, but is now also shrouded in all kinds of anthropogenic radiation. The electromagnetic footprint of human activity on Earth is enormous. All of this radiation is invisible and usually inaudible. More and more artists are beginning to explore various forms of radation in their work. The panel is moderated by Nik Gaffney.