Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Space LED (2009)
Plexiglas box, led, electronic spare parts. Courtesy: Fabio Paris Art Gallery, Brescia Acknowledgements: L.E.P.
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Combat (2004)
DVD, unlimited edition (also performed live)
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Eat Shit (2008-2009)
Custom cartridge and game system for video display or projection with single-channel audio
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist BBB CHR Box (2009)
Laser-cut and etched butterboard
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist glitchNES (2009)
NES cartridge / 6502 ASM Courtesy: the artist Acknowledgements: 8bitpeoples
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Minimal Animal (2005)
Screenplay, camera and directed: Cyprian Lewandowski Starring: unknown actors
Mikro Orchestra. 'Minimal Animal'
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist L-V–SC-LD-RTH-ND–TH (2009)
Video: Raquel Meyers / Music: Goto80
Raquel Meyer. 'L-V–SC-LD-RTH-ND– TH'
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist FuriousClubfoot (2007)
Video: Raquel Meyers / Music: Glomag
Raquel Meyer. 'FuriousClubfoot'
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Follow the Red Dots (2007)
Video: Raquel Meyers / Music: Bubblyfish
Raquel Meyers. 'Follow the Red Dots'
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Fin (2008)
Video: Raquel Meyers / Music: Sajama Cut (VGO remix)
Raquel Meyers. 'Fin'
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Juvenile Amplifier (2009)
Game Boy parts, LSDJ sound loop, homemade Cmoy amplifier circuit, wires. Software used in this installation created by Johan Kotlinski, Prosound Output discovered by Tim Lamb Acknowledgements: FRNDS, FMLY, NMLS, COSMOS
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist The Red Square (2006)
Animation for Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Mike in Mono. 'The Red Square'
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist VRS-1 (2009)
Sega megadrive used as sound source and video generator
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Eye (2004)
Animation made with the Game Boy Camera, on a Game Boy advance with video output
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist microbuilder – community construction kit
(Version 1.0: 2003; Version 2.0: 2009-2010) Internet and mixed media Courtesy: the artist & Paco Manzanares
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Hupel Pupel-Magazine (2005)
Comic magazine Courtesy: the artist
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Deluxe Mjuzakk Zerbastel Kit (1993-2000)
Computer software Software authors: Frank Marvin Weigel, Bernhard Kirsch and Dragan Espenschied (Bodenständig 2000)
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Battle of the Lofi Digicams (1998-2008)
13 different objects and sites captured with 3 different digital cameras Courtesy: the artist
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist RESET v2.0 for 2 Prepared Nintendo Entertainment Consoles (2009)
Audio-visual installation Courtesy: the artist Acknowledgements: Joey Mariano, Wil Lindsay, David Clayton
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Untitled (2001-2009)
Hacked Nintendo cartridge
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Protopixel HARDcade (2009)
Interactive installation
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist 6-Bit Noise Generator (2008)
Wooden box and electronic spare parts Courtesy: Fabio Paris Art Gallery, Brescia Acknowledgements: L.E.P.
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist 386 DX (1998)
Intel 386 DX, 4 MB RAM, 40 MB hard disk, creative soundblaster 16bit, Windows 3.1, text-to-speech and MIDI software
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Circuit–Bent Speak & Spell (2007)
Electronically modified educational toy
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Circuit–Bent Kid Tunes (2007)
Electronically modified toy
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Bug–Crusher (2007)
Electronic circuit designed by BugBrand. Reducing ratio based on a AD781 chip
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist 1-Bit Symphony (2009)
Electronic composition in five movements on a single microchip
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Look + Listen (2004)
Animation for Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Clive 600 Demo (2009)
Animation for Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Alpha Omega (2009)
Animation for Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist Pong – The Analog Arcade Machine Prototype #2 (2008)
Arcade machine, 2 joysticks, 2 TVs, coin dispenser, 5 DIY Arduino based network, 26 LED score display, 2 motors, 2 fans, 4 optocoupled h-bridges, 2 printer head mechanics, hair dryer, 2 infra-red sensors, 4 switches, 2 potenciometres, button, 220v 5v relay system, 2 fl uorescent lamps, 8 power supplies, wood structure, video camera Courtesy: the artist and Miguel Nabinho Gallery, Lisbon Acknowledgements: Ernesto de Sousa Fellowship
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist The 8-Bit Construction Set Atari Data (1999)
Atari software, originally distributed on vinyl record
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist 5 in 1 (2007)
Hacked Nintendo cartridge Courtesy: Seventeen Gallery, London Acknowledgements: 5 in 1 contains copies of existing Beige artworks
Photo: Marcos Morilla
Mediateca Expandida. Playlist
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Playlist is an exhibition that wants to explore the role played by music in the adoption and manipulation, since the mid Nineties, of obsolete, digital as well as analogue, technologies: vinyls, old computers, game platforms and alikes. It's our feeling, on the one hand, that electronic music culture has been of great importance for the development of low-tech, home-based media art; and, on the other hand, that – such as for the early Video Art – the manipulation of the digital stream is mainly grounded in musical research.
VjVisualoop. Photo: Marcos Morilla

Mediateca Expandida. Playlist

Playlist is an exhibition that wants to explore the role played by music in the adoption and manipulation, since the mid Nineties, of obsolete, digital as well as analogue, technologies: vinyls, old computers, game platforms and alikes. It's our feeling, on the one hand, that electronic music culture has been of great importance for the development of low-tech, home-based media art; and, on the other hand, that – such as for the early Video Art – the manipulation of the digital stream is mainly grounded in musical research.

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Mediateca Expandida. Playlist

VjVisualoop. Photo: Marcos Morilla

Concept

I must renew the ontological form of music.” Nam June Paik 

Along the Twentieth Century, music has often been the driving force behind crucial innovations in visual arts, and the starting point for many artists. Without forgetting the role played by music in the development of abstract art, it was mainly during the Sixties that music provided a fertile ground for new approaches, new theories, new art forms, new aesthetics. John Cage was a musician working with artists and engineers. The very first performance (the Untitled Event at Black Mountain College in 1952) was a musical event, such as many Fluxus events during the Sixties. Furthermore, Fluxus adopted music notation for its peculiar “scores”. It was thinking to music that Umberto Eco first introduced the concept of “opera aperta”. And at the very beginning of Video Art lies the manipulation of the electronic signal, first experimented by Nam June Paik in music. 
Playlist is an exhibition that wants to explore the role played by music in the adoption and manipulation, since the mid Nineties, of obsolete, digital as well as analogue, technologies: vinyls, old computers, game platforms and alikes. It's our feeling, on the one hand, that electronic music culture has been of great importance for the development of low-tech, home-based media art; and, on the other hand, that – such as for the early Video Art – the manipulation of the digital stream is mainly grounded in musical research. 
The core of Playlist will be the exploration of the “8bit movement”, spread out from the manipulation of obsolete game technologies in order to create new instruments to play music. The show will demonstrate that the retro-gaming phenomenon in visual arts can be considered an outfit of a pretty musical phenomenon, that in a bunch of years spread out all over the world through festivals and clubs, occasionally influencing mainstream musicians; and that visual and musical research progressed on parallel paths, in the quest for lo-res sounds and aesthetics, synthetic colors and notes. For the first time, retro-gaming will be explored through the lens of musical production and distribution, displaying not only tracks, but instruments, tools, softwares and hardwares, skins and graphics, but also discographies, platforms and communities. Thus, Playlist will serve as a starting point for an archive / collection of materials produced by artists and musicians, and as a relational context where visitors can practice with tools produced by artists, and take part in workshops, lectures, improvised performances. 
Furthermore, Playlist will try to provide a context for this kind of research, not necessarily game related, selecting seminal projects and artists that helped forging the conceptual frame in which retro-gaming took place. 

Curated by: Domenico Quaranta 
Design of the space: Longo + Roldán
Artistas: Paul B. Davis, Jeff Donaldson/noteNdo, Dragan Espenschied, Gino Esposto/micromusic.net, Gijs Gieskes, André Gonçalves, Mike Johnston/Mike in Mono, Joey Mariano/Animal Style, Raquel Meyers, Mikro Orchestra, Don Miller/NO CARRIER, Nullsleep, Tristan Perich, Rabato, Gebhard Sengmüller (in cooperation with Martin Diamant, Günter Erhart and Best Before), Alexei Shulgin, Paul Slocum, Tonylight, VjVISUALOOP

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