PIKSEL17 festival for elektronisk kunst og fri teknologi

Shipibo Sonified Textile performance & workshop

21:00 @ Bergen Kjøtt

Shipibo Sonified Textile performance
Paola Torres Nuñez del Prado

The Shipibo-Konibo, from the Peruvian rainforest, openly link their traditional singing (Ikaros) to the designs they draw on vessels and their bodies, and the textiles they use as decoration and clothing. They consider that their designs can be sung.

Reinterpretation of sounds into visuals is becoming more commonplace in the digital arts, where sonification is a popular concept used when referring to the act of turning data into sound, and in the Glitch Art realm, the distortion of visual data by the mapping of sound data through diverse methods.

14:00 @ Piksel Studio 207

Sonified Textile Workshop
Paola Torres Nuñez del Prado

Based on the techniques used in the “Corrupted Structures” Computer-Embroideries textile series (http://cargocollective.com/antipatterns), this workshop will offer an introduction to various sonification methods, ranging from databending to code, using different open-source softwares (Audacity, Gimp, Hex editor) and programming platforms for mapping sounds on visual data (images and video).

The workshop will include a short explanation of how glitch is related to the designs behind the referred artworks, including an explanation of the designs from Paracas Culture from Perú, the Chincheros Textile Masters from Cusco, and the Shipibo-Konibo.


Paola Torres Nuñez del Prado

Paola Torres Núñez Del Prado (b. 1979 Lima, Perú) pushes and blurs the lines between tangible visuality and the formative structures of sound. Torres Núñez Del Prado work formulates a new modality of interaction, one that questions the placement of value, and examines the notions of transference, distortion and cross-modality. Selected exhibitions and performances have been held at: Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden, Marabouparken, Stockholm, Sweden, Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) Lima, Perú, Andini nel Borgo – Candelo, Italy, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, U.S.A. Prizes, Vivo arte.mov Midias Locativas (First Prize)- Belem, Brasil.