| // Date: June 27, 2009
// Time: 12.00 – 22.00
// Register here (5.- EUR inclusive micro FM radio)
Breakthrough is created as an experimental 12 hour event distributed across Berlin locations, inter-network and radio space.
On June 27th, General Public, next to pickledfeet, STYX Project Space, Electronic Church, Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum, and a number of public places within the city, becomes one of the nodes of Breakthrough. General Public will be the central project hub with workshops and performances, with spicey BBQ and the possibility to buy Micro FM radios, essential to follow the actions of the project. It is the second event at General Public in the series by micro_research [Berlin].br />
Self-organising nodes construct an event occupied with the dislocation of representation [language, software], time and space, and maintained with a strict scheduling and interrupt system backbone (micro-FM and Internet).
The term breakthrough describes a sudden shift in understanding or technologies, and, finally, a clearing (Lichtung), an entry into unknown and unmapped territories. An enclosure is breached allowing access to another, totally unforeseen state or space. Communication is thus implied, a new form of exchange, perhaps between two otherwise unconnected domains, between the living and the dead, between many worlds. What does the sheer possibility of a breakthrough imply for communication between the past and the future?
Breakthrough, as event, signals a change in direction, a pointing towards new ways of actively describing and creating the world. Within a complex mise en scene of workshops, lectures and performances, diverse artists, theorists, researchers, and hackers collaborate in the creation of a breakthrough which can rupture the enclosure of scientific rationalism and enlightenment without recourse to named magic.
Benjamin Laurent Aman, Sam Ashley, backyardradio Berlin, Benjamin Cadon, Alejo Duque, Leif Elggren, Verena Friedrich, Kathrin Guenter, Derek Holzer, Brendan Howell, Martin Howse, Jonathan Kemp, Martin Kuentz, Bjørn Magnhildøen, Olga Panadés Massanet, PATO, Shintaro Miyazaki, Douglas Park, Thomas Ploentzke, Otto Rossler, Alia Scalvini, Der Tapeman, TeleKommunisten, Adam Thomas, Danja Vassiliev
deadSwap network, ad undas network and practical endophysics, sound and radio wave transitions, diagrammatic formation, clustering and islanding, simulations coding and exploration, biologic interface, crashing, brain writing, construction, environmental steganography, data forensics, escape hatch literature, novel geometry description, life coding, interrupt theatre, pornographic coding, amateur radio astronomy ...
> read more on Breakthrough Wiki
Breakthrough will be constructed and prepared within a three day
workshop at _____micro_research [Berlin], which runs from June 24 – 26, 2009.
1] Byrne: "I do not want to get a long half-hour involvement about Faraday
cages, diodes, or transistors and so on. Ken, in very simple language
and very shortly, have you been able to break this thing technically?"
Attwood: "Technically, no."
Voices From The Tapes. Peter Bander. 1973
2] Whatever you feed into the machine on subliminal level the machine will process–So we feed in 'dismantle thyself' […] We fold in writers of all time in together and record radio programs, movie sound tracks, TV and juke box songs all the words of the world stirring around in a cement mixer and pour in the resistance message "Calling partisans of all nation–Cut word lines–Shift linguals–Free doorways–Vibrate 'tourists'– Word falling–Photo falling–Breakthrough in Grey Room.
William S. Burroughs. The Soft Machine. 1961
Breakthough is supported by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin 2009
With the assistance and collaboration of:
backyardradio Berlin, General Public, Mute Magazine, STYX Project Space, ua.
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