SUAL Archives | 2007

Robert Schwarz: Das Unbewusste einer Festplatte — audio play

Duration:     10‘10“
Type:             Source recording provided by the artist

das unbewusste einer festplatte (the unconscious of a hard drive)

As I was missing some audio files, I used the program „convar“ to restore all audio data on my reformatted hard drive. I received endless fragments of speech, music and soundscapes, many of them ruined. Thinking this as a form of digital psycho-analysis, the result could be called the unconscious of a hard drive.

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Robert Schwarz

Robert Schwarz studied architecture and computer music in Vienna and Sound Studies at the Berlin University of the Arts. He has developed a singular body of work around sound, material and space in various artistic and experimental settings. His approach is complemented by ongoing research in sound studies, that sets the basis for his artistic work, which comprises installations, environments as well as music. He has presented his work at museums and festivals as Ars Electronica – Linz, Club Transmediale – Berlin, Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Singuhr Hörgalerie – Berlin, Haus der Kulturen – Berlin and Wiener Festwochen.

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