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HAMSTERS - This project is under development

Collaboration with Lawrence Mc Guire, composer, sound artist and curator currently based in The Hague and Brussel.


HAMSTERS - This project is under development

Collaboration with Lawrence Mc Guire, composer, sound artist and curator currently based in The Hague and Brussel.


HAMSTERS - This project is under development

Collaboration with Lawrence Mc Guire, composer, sound artist and curator currently based in The Hague and Brussel.


HAMSTERS - This project is under development

Collaboration with Lawrence Mc Guire, composer, sound artist and curator currently based in The Hague and Brussel.


HAMSTERS - This project is under development

Collaboration with Lawrence Mc Guire, composer, sound artist and curator currently based in The Hague and Brussel.


Hamsters is a work that uses talking and moving hamster toys to reflect on how information and knowledge is spread between individuals and communities and vice versa. Each hamster has five interactive capabilities: sound recording, -manipulation, -playback, -movement and detection. These five functionalities allow us to experiment with and simulate social relationships in and between communities of hamsters. When combined, they serve as metaphorical contexts in which core principles of communication are dealt with. This is done with acknowledgment to ideas from fields such as; Cybernetics, Social sciences, Chaos theory.

A preview of the project was shown in 25th of March in our studio in The Hague.

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Collaboration with Lawrence Mc Guire, composer, sound artist and curator currently based in The Hague and Brussel.


Hamsters is a work that uses talking and moving hamster toys to reflect on how information and knowledge are spread between individuals and communities and vice versa. Each readymade hamster toy has five interactive functions: sound recording, sound manipulation, sound playback, sound level detection and movement. These five functionalities serve in the work as metaphorical contexts in which core principles of communication can emerge.

Another role of the work is to propagate ideas among Hamster members. Some of the individual hamsters act as agents, voicing text sent to them from the network, while others play the role of respondents, repeating and distorting texts up to a point In which the original idea has been destroyed.

Drawing inspiration from Bruno Latour's actor-network theory (ANT), the work underscores how the forms of streams of communication between entities in a community shape its social dynamics. Highlighting how complex phenomena comprise of sociological and technological elements.

The work draws inspiration from such academic fields as; Cybernetics, Social sciences, Chaos theory. Analogous to social networks, the Hamsters communication system mirrors a rhizomatic structure. The work represents channels of information and how they may undergo exponential amplification and distortion due to extreme interpretations of current events.

CURRENTLY OPEN FOR BOOKING 

JULY, EU 

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