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In this workshop, the artist will share brief research on the formation of the inferno and its connection to society and sound/music culture. Following this, participants will attempt to produce the sound of the inferno, building a sculpture with a glass jar and several layers of copper speakers, designed with different patterns to represent the inferno in our life. A song can be heard when a magnet is passed through the middle. This workshop is suitable for a beginner who does not have a relevant background.

Participants should bring a laptop and headphones. It is recommended that they install Audacity and the Arduino IDE software first. These are both free and open source. It will be useful (though not essential) to have some sort of software to edit geometry, such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape (an open source equivalent to Illustrator).

Yen Tzu Chang (b. 1991, TW) is a Taiwanese media artist who lives and studies in Linz, Austria. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the new media art department of the Taipei National University of Art. Since 2014, she has been studying for her master’s degree at the Interface Culture department of the Kunstuniversität Linz. Until now, she has given performances and exhibited her works in many international conferences and festivals, such as Ars Electronica Festival, roBOt 08 Festival, Linux Audio Conference, ISEA, Digital Design Weekend in London and etc. She had a touring performance with Renick Bell and Calum Gunn in Japan in 2016. Recently, she is participating an interdisciplinary project organized by Ars Electronica and Fraunhofer MEVIS, which including an art residency program and cooperating with the scientist – Sabrina Haase to bring the STEAM workshops for German and Austrian pupils. The residency artistic outcome has been presented at the Ars Electronica Festival 2017.

This workshop is curated by Lucia H Chung (Happened) as part of her residency with Music Hackspace, which aims to promote and give visibility to artists from Taiwan working with sound. Throughout July, August and September, four Taiwanese artists chosen by Lucia will be taking up short term residencies at Music Hackspace and delivering workshops, artist talks and performances. Lucia’s residency will culminate with a final night of performances in late September.

The venue is located on the ground floor of Somerset House and is fully wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet. If you have any access requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them.

This event is supported by the National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan.

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