TECHNOPOIESIS

TECHNOPOIESIS written with a glitchy white text on a dark but saturated, slightly distorted wobbly background of industrial looking environment, perhaps inside a parking lot building.

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Doors at 19.00
Entrance
General Admission: 150 SEK
Student/Member/Unemployed: 100SEK

In September 1966, Fylkingen launched a festival of performances and lectures, exploring an area
where scientific and artistic interests meet.

As Knut Wiggen wrote in the 1967 Fylkingen Bulletin, “the fact that someone receives aids or tools
means that at the same moment, he is made responsible for how he uses these aids and tools. In
this case, the artist's responsibility would be that he must acquire knowledge of and give artistic
expression to the hidden ‘requirement (krav)’ of the time - in relation to basic life values that these
new human tools impose on him.

“What the probably ill-chosen word ‘requirement (krav)’ has in fact entailed—if it would perchance
question about a strongly changed moral system; or the development of a way of thinking
complemented of the natural sciences; or about an in-depth knowledge of man, of things and of man
and things—seems to be a central problem for the solution of which neither artists nor scientists can
fully rely on their respective technologies.”

TECHNOPOIESIS presents artists from Northern Ireland and Ireland, showcasing performances by
Mark Buckeridge, John Macormac + Robin Price, Muiredach O’Riain and Quantum Foam. A
two-night concert—consisting of drums, lasers, electroacoustic interactions, analogue
improvisations and AI compositions—will aim to echo Fylkingen’s retrospective quest with today’s
concern by searching for forms of poetic tensions and possibilities in the machine age.

With Support from Konstnärsnamnden, the British Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Programme
12 May 2023, Friday
Doors at 19h
Mark Buckeridge, John Macormac + Robin Price, Quantum Foam

13 May 2023, Saturday
Doors at 19h
Mark Buckeridge, John Macormac + Robin Price, Muiredach O’Riain

Entrance
General Admission: 150 SEK
Student/Member/Unemployed: 100SEK

About the artists
Mark Buckeridge (b. 1991, Ireland) is an artist working in performance, image-making, installation
and sound. Buckeridge graduated with an MFA in Fine Art from Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam in
2019. He is the co-founder of the arts organisation Muine Bheag Arts.

Past exhibitions + projects include a performance at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2019); solo
shows at CCA, Derry (2022); PS², Belfast, (2022), Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (2019); Rietveld Pavilion,
Amsterdam (2019); Pallas Projects, Dublin (2016) and group shows at Outpost, Norwich (2019);
Rongwrong, Amsterdam (2019) and Catalyst Arts, Belfast (2016)

This is Buckeridge’s first return to Stockholm since his artist residency at the Elektronmusikstudion
Stockholm in 2013.

John Macormac lives and works in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He studied Fine Art, graduating from
the University of Ulster with an MFA in 2015 and a BA in 2003. John is a founding member of
Cathedral Studios and a past co-director of Catalyst Arts. He plays the drums for the experimental
jazz punk quartet Blue Whale and tends to Christmas trees on the family farm.
Macormac’s art practice is multidisciplinary, embracing performance, installation and drawing. He is
interested in exploring pattern and rhythm through mathematics, geometry, structure and
environment; currently with a focus on processes involving self-determined rules. His practice is
process-led, rigorous, repetitive, systematic and labour intensive and his works carefully consider
factors such as time, action, choice and human agency.

Robin Price is an artist-inventor, trans-disciplinary physicist, musician and cat enthusiast. He holds
an MPhys in Theoretical Physics from the University of Wales, Swansea and a PhD in Composition
and Creative Practice from Queen’s University, Belfast. Recent solo exhibitions include Escape
Sequence at CCA, Derry~Londonderry, Lambent Ambient, R-Space, Lisburn and Air of the
Anthropocene at University of Atypical, Belfast. His work is held in the Arts Council of Northern
Ireland’s public collection and has been covered in Source Magazine, New Scientist and the
Guardian. He is a founder member and ex-director of Vault Artist Studios in East Belfast.
He uses electronics, algorithms, code, glitches and hacked objects to push at the boundaries of
what is technologically and ecologically possible, permissible and ethical. His approach is playful,
experimental and publicly engaged.

Muiredach O'Riain is an Irish electroacoustic composer, currently pursuing a master's degree at the
Royal College of Music in Stockholm. His music examines the intersection of human and machine
intelligence, where his passion for musical exploration meets his academic background in computer
science.

O’Riain's compositions consist of intricate computer-generated soundscapes that merge organic and
artificial elements, in an attempt to redefine the boundaries of posthuman musical expression. By
utilising experimental training techniques with machine learning algorithms, his pieces are able to
evolve, react and adapt over time, creating a sonic journey through complex textures and tonalities
that work to both captivate audiences and challenge their expectations. His AI compositions explore
what it means to be an artist and work aesthetically with these emerging technologies, both as an
instrument and as an artistic process in itself.

QNTMFM ((Quantum Foam)) is a noise project by Edy Fung, that reflects on our relationship with
technology and as an exploration to reveal information, symbols and meaning in our proximities.
Field recordings of fleeting materials and states of dereliction are often her fundamental ingredients.
Spatial and object memories are sampled, stretched and morphed into drone, ambient and techno.
She softly takes sonic frequencies beyond their ontological origin and spacetime in order to form
new interpretations.

Performances and sonic works were shown at Monument (2022), IMMA x Dublin Digital Radio (2022),
Fylkingen (2022), Amazonia Mapping Festival (2021), FACT Liverpool (2021), Static Trading (2021),
MUTEK Festival ES+AR (2021), RHA Dublin (2021), Somerset House Studios, London (2020),
Videotage, Hong Kong (2020) and Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Derry (2020).

Member Production: Edy Fung