AUDiNT: Dead Record Office
AUDiNT, short for “Audio Intelligence” is a collaborative, research team comprised of artists and scholars Steve Goodman, Toby Heys and Jon Cohrs. Their upcoming exhibition, Dead Record Office, explores the historical and fictitious relationship between sound and warfare.
About the Artists
Steve Goodman runs the record label Hyperdub www.hyperdub.com and produces electronic music as Kode9 www.myspace.com/kode9. He is a lecturer in Music Culture in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies at the University of East London, and runs the MA Programme in Sonic Culture. His book Sonic Warfare (MIT Press, 2010) is a theoretical investigation of sound, affect and power. Additionally, he is a member of the autonomous research collective, the Ccru (Cybernetic culture research unit).
Toby Heys produces music, sound / video installations and web projects as a member of Battery Operated www.batteryoperated.net and robotic/electronic media projects as a member of The KIT Collaboration www.kitcollaboration.net. He runs the sound/video label Cocosolidciti www.cocosolidciti.com. Recently he finished a year-long ‘visiting scholar’ post in the Music department of New York University and is currently an AHRC scholar finishing a PhD at John Moores University in England as well as a resident artist at Eyebeam in New York.
Jon Cohrs is a recording engineer who runs Spleenless Mastering and visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Often employing humor and absurdity, his work uses public engagement and site-specific interventions to address global issues. Recently, he created OMG I’m on .TV; an analog Pirate TV station that filled the void left behind by the digital transition. OMG TV was used as a reference in a Supreme Court amicus brief on creativity and copyright. Currently, he is a fellow at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center working on creating boutique salt containing antidepressants from local water called Alviso’s Medicinal All-Salt, a book on urban wilderness, and researching sonic weapons in collaboration with Audint. He also teaches at Parsons, The New School for Design. His work has been shown at Ars Electronica, FutureEverything, W2 + 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and discussed in numerous publications such as BoingBoing, Deutsche Welle, Neural Magazine, Make Magazine, Furtherfield, We Make Money Not Art, PSFK, and Gizmodo among others. splnlss.com / AUDiNT.net / spleenlessmastering.com
The New Commissions Program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Jerome Foundation; Agnes Gund; and The Greenwall Foundation. Support has also been provided by Commissioners Circle leaders Joseph and Sue Berland, Toby Devan Lewis and Cher Lewis, and Commissioners Circle members Pamela Averick, Louise Phillips Forbes, Sean Johnson, Mary Lapides, Diane Max, Joyce Siegel, and Jeremy E. Steinke. Additional support for AUDiNT’s project has been provided by the Puffin Foundation, Black Gold Records, Rhizome, and Traction Sound.
General support of Art in General is provided by General Tools & Instruments LLC; the Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation; Abraham and Lillian Rosenberg Foundation; public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties; National Endowment for the Arts; Ralph E. Ogden Foundation; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; Bloomberg; ConEdison; The Greenwich Collection; Cowles Charitable Trust; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; and by individuals.