HEXISTS / ELECTROMAGNETIC VOODOO / DATA STREAM /
THE HEXISTS (Rachel Baker & Kayle Brandon) / Thibault Autheman /John Wild
“Say from whence You owe this strange intelligence?”
“Darkness is made of clever storms”
The Soft Carnage Manifesto Random Output275 .
“This is a Howl not a Slogan”
Libretto for Moving Forest – The 500 Slogans
The Olympics are a transitory phenomenon – a short-lived occurrence imposing castle-like structures and stretching Time over a period of three weeks with an almost infinite collection of mediatic loops. But the legacy of this transitory state is permanent on the cityscape while its mediatic and political culminations will be repeated in four years time somewhere else. The Games do not belong to any nation states. They amplify power. They boost the flux. The stadium is an ellipse of power and its body a gigantic coil. It is as if the Temple was rebuilt every four years since its last destruction in 70 AD.
There is also a profound difficulty in voicing any discontent or noise around the Zone of Influence carved out by the heavily securitised Temple – YOU COULD BE HEXED.
On the 4th July from 9am to 11pm as part of Act 0 of the Moving Forest 2012 an audio broadcast , scored and assembled using the *¬A algorithm and a lost river, conjuring prophecies and omens unleashed by the 2012 Olympics, by the financial crisis, by the London riots, by Occupy, by Clashes in Quebec, was broadcast from Resonance FM.
The *Hexists followed the path of the lost Hackney Brook, now a sewer, from the Arsenal Emirates Stadium to the Olympic stadium. On their trajectory towards the ‘Castle’ the Hexists consulted the Oracle, an Algorithmic score – [The ” ¬A “] – based in the Resonance FM studio broadcasting forecasts of the future.
John Wild joined the Hexists drift divining the electromagnetic data from the invisible banks of this underground river, creating a Twitter Data Stream that was transmitted/received and sonified by The ” ¬A “ creating sonic intensities in response to the invisible electromagnetic geographies experienced by the walkers.
*The algorithm (The ” ¬A “ ) was written by Thibault Autheman for the production of emergent acoustic phenomena.
* The Hexists – conceptualised and facilitated by Rachel Baker & Kayle Brandon
*’Wolf Vanish’ – Hallucinatory vocalisations – Robin Bale