Jörg Piringer (AT)
Jörg Piringer is a media artist, musician, software programmer and poet who weaves complex onotological narratives, from the building blocks of single letters, computer code and expressions of his own voice. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz is an abstract audiovisual poetry performance. Image and sound are created immediately during the performance by speaking and vocalising into a microphone and modifying the voice through signal processors and samplers while the software is analysing the sound to create animated abstract visual text-compositions. Using the voice as the interface and medium in a dynamic electronic environment takes the ideas of the early avant garde sound and visual poets a step further: the custom written software makes it possible to generate unforeseen and vanishing abstract poetry that is created on the spot while performing - the results of which are not intended as lasting, but rather are actively created and disappearing. The methods that manipulate the sound and the movement of the created text-images are inspired by non-literary fields like physics, biology and mathematics. The performance abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz can also be seen as a techno-poem about nature or the world as “everything, that is the case”.
Jörg studied IT at Vienna University of Technology and published his first computer game Der Name des Bruders in 1997. The following year he founded the First Viennese Vegetable Orchestra and the Institute of Transacoustic Research. Artist residencies and awards include Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes residency at Grizedale (UK), AiR_Port residency at forum stadtpark (Graz), Prix de l’atelier de Création Sonore Radiophonique 2003, Honorary mention Digital Musics and Sound Art Prix Ars Electronica 2010, Prize of honor FILE PRIXLUX 2010 (São Paulo), Media Art grant by the Austrian Ministry for Arts and Education 2012, ZKM AppArtAward 2012, residency at Moks (Estonia). Exhibitions and festival highlights include Donaueschinger musiktage (Germany), Bratislava Sound Poetry Festival, Kapittel festival (Norway), Tokyo Sound Poetry festival, E-poetry (Buffalo, USA), ReVox (Madrid), and Club Transmediale (Berlin).
Published on 28 Jul 2017