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2 insane weeks

October 3, 2005

The last two weeks have been insane. The Generator.x exhibition opened in Oslo Friday 23rd of September. The conference took place on the 23rd and 24th.

I missed the first day of the conference. Instead I was busy finalizing the installation for the opening. There’s always a lot of practical issues to sort out. In addition the kind of loudspeakers I used 4 custom built Amina flat panel speakers caused some acoustic challenges that took a while to solve. Running pink noise through them was let’s say interesting. The frequency response was not flat. I had to experiment a lot with multi-band compression and EQ to get them to work but managed to do so in the end. I was fortunate to be able to stay behind at the gallery space for two nights after everyone else had left so that I could play around and test without being disturbed by others working and making noise.

The speakers look great though and in the end I was quite happy that I’d chosen to use them instead of plain loudspeakers.

I did a brief and not very well prepared presentation of my own work at the conference Saturday. The rest of the conference was interesting in particular the lecture by Golan Levin and the final panel debate. Unfortunately no one seemed willing to take the challenge by HC Gilje on discussing the aesthetics and artistic content/ambitions of a lot of generative arts.

Sunday I got back to Bergen and the rest of last week was spent preparing the White-out exhibition opening Friday at USF.

Saturday and Sunday I’ve been doing as little as I can apart from sleeping and I feel like staying in relaxed mode for a few more days mainly trying to catch up with mails documenting the exhibitions etc.