Saturday, 27 April 2013

Show: The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things

27.04.2013 - 30.06.2013: Chimerization is part of 'The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things', curated by Mark Leckey

Nottingham Contemporary
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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Release: Chimerizations


Chimerizations feature a radically new form of documentation of Florian Hecker’s sound works that dramatize the phenomenon of Auditory Chimaeras.

The publication presents the documentation of Hecker’s recent sound pieces (“Magnitude Estimation,” 2010; “Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera,” 2011; “Bregman/Deutsch Chimera,” 2011; “Chimerization (MIT Project),” 2011 “Chimerization” 2012; and “Hinge,” 2012); The images, installation-reference and productions stills, have been altered by Hecker using a Sift Flow Algorithm. The result is varied and idiosyncratic, with the same image undergoing multiple translations, effectively creating a visual parallel to the chimeric phenomenon produced in the sound works they document.

Included within this selection are the two texts that the philosopher Reza Negarestani has contributed to “Chimerization” and “Hinge”.The libretto Negarestani produced for “Chimerization (MIT Project)” and “Chimerization,” is set in a partly legible, decomposed and restructured typography programmed by Ben M. Jordan in 2 × 99 different fonts. 
A detailed typographic specimen of the macro and microstructure of this special typographic transformation is featured as well.

Chimerizations is introduced with essays by Stefan Helmreich and Catherine Wood  and has been designed by NORM, Zurich.

304 Pages
6 x 9 inches
474 color illustrations, 30 black / white illustrations

Published by Primary Information, New York

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