raster-noton. shop at e-flux, new york
 
 

raster-noton. shop at e-flux, new york

e-flux was pleased to present raster-noton. shop @ e-flux, 41 essex street, new york.
opening: tuesday, may 26th
with a special performance by carsten nicolai (alva noto) and olaf bender (byetone)

raster-noton's investigations into sound frequencies and sequences are principally developed in the field of music, but often cross over into the visual arts. using digital signal processing as their primary medium (often in combination with moving images and graphics) the label's many releases and live performances explore minimal, modular, and concrete approaches to the structure of sound and its possibilities for being activated and manipulated as a material form. "while their late 20th century forebears applied the aesthetics of processes and mechanisms from manufacturing and industry to their craft, so many of the raster-noton label's publications emulate the unseen operations and transactions of our era – the flow of information."(http://www.boomkat.com/article.cfm?id=23)

for the shop, the archives of the chemnitz-based raster-noton label were presented at e-flux in the form of a record shop, albeit one without a commercial component. comprised of publications (featuring raster-noton's distinct approach to graphic design), music cds (to be displayed as physical objects), and sound (for listening on mp3 players), the raster-noton archive offered a panoramic view of the label's output of nearly 100 releases, or 90 hours of audio material. bender and nicolai's installation "white line light" provided lighting for the shop via a handmade, neon gas-filled tube that reacted to raster-noton compositions.

the shop was the second in a new series of exhibitions at e-flux project space at 41 essex street, lower level. the shop remained at e-flux through the end of july, 2009.

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