//Workshop+Artist talk in Helsingør, Denmark: Click festival

I am at Click-festival in Helsingør, Denmark. Its a very special festival featuring works of artists that I really appreciate, such as Gijs Gieskes, Videogramo, Kim Asendorf, Tristan Perich, Marieke Verbiesen, Clark, Murcof and many more. So I am really happy to be here. 

Workshop: A Vernacular of File Formats and Extra Files 
Artists : Kim Asendorf (DE) and Rosa Menkman (NL) 
Place : Helsingør Kulturværft 
Date : Wednesday 2nd of May 
Max participants : 10 participants 
Time : 15:00 – 18:30 
The workshops is free of admission
Data bending is the creative hacking of digital data stored on disk. Similar to circuit bending in its methodology, data bending is an partially intuitive approach to exploring the nature of digital files. The hands-on portion of this workshop you will learn to use the languages of some common image file formats as a tool for creation, bending original images to create new ones. We will explore how new, often unexpected visual structures can be generated through various methods. Moreover, the workshop will include a tutorial on creating your own file formats with the help of the ExtraFile software. ExtraFile is a software released in 2011 by Kim Asendorf and offers an escape from the officially licensed, proprietary image file formats that are under the rule of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), who authors, dictates and judges standardization laws since 1947. The participants will be exploring ExtraFile, an open source application for OS X, that allows to store image data in custom file formats. Write XF images from scratch, manipulate XF image with scripts written in Java or PHP, or for the advanced players, create your own file format.

Place : Helsingør Kulturværft 
Date : Thursday 3rd of May 
Time : 17:00 – 18:30  
Free Admission 
Today it is completely normal to pay extra money for aesthetically appealing plugins like Hipstamatic or Instagram, that imitate (analogue) imperfections or nostalgic errors (artifacts), like lens flares and lomographic discolorations. While Twitter and Facebook serve me with up to one of these “faux vintage” images per minute, this relentless flow of faux-vintage imagery is starting to look more and more like a collection of “more of the same” effects. Is this over-indulgence in intentional faux pas a “new” phenomenon and why is it so popular? And how does the growing fetishization of nostalgic, “faux vintage” imperfections relate to the growing trend of glitch art?  


4m473ur said...

why didnt you tell us earlier? would be nice to join..cheers

Anna Blumenkranz said...
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Anna Blumenkranz said...

Haha, just finished my essay where I use Extrafile as an example! Have fun at the workshop!

And Rosa, thank you once again! We've been speaking about you in class today ;)

Rosa Menkman said...

Oohhh I thought I had posted it at least a couple of times in some places, it had been in the dates sections for some months-- sorry you missed it : (
fun fun,
some time we see eachother again : )