Till Bovermann & Sara Hildebrand Marques Lopes
Oulipop 2 Performers, 1 laptop, 20 minutes Manipulating texts according to Oulipo rules. Each keystroke triggers a process that translates the current text’s characters into a set of commands for a fictional CPU. Treated as a sound signal, the ever-changing output of that CPU is played back, and thereby influences the performers’ decisions on how to further alter the text. Over the course of the performance, an initially meaningful text turnes into nonsense before it eventually settles into a new and often surprising semantical meaning.
Till Bovermann is a researcher on tangible and auditory interfaces at Media Lab Helsinki. His artistic work deals with the relationship between digital and physical realms.