About the Residency
In the course of a month-long residency program, which will take place in June 2015 at Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory, Peter Edwards will optimize and upgrade DIY instructive tools for the production and analysis of sound OMSynth. The aim of the residency is to actively include the public into the creative process, and equip them with the basic knowledge of electronics and an appropriate as well as instructive tool and tutorials for the further development, experimentation and creation.
We invite all participants of the last year’s OMSynth workshop and all DIY enthusiats to participate - this is a chance to own the newest version of OMSynth at Artist-in-residency prices. During the residency the artist will actively seek suggestions as to the optimisation of the OHMsynth as an educational tool for creative purposes. The end results will be published in open-source fashion at the programme’s conclusion in the form of extensive documentation (a manual) about its use and functions.
As part of the residency programme we will host 4 lectures and hands-on workshops at Ljudmila, but you can meet the resident artist at various AV events, where he will perform:
- 30th May // Performance at Strictly Analog Festival 2015
- 4th June // Performance at Radio Študent
- 4th June// Lecture I // @ PifLab, Ljudmila
- 6th June // Performance at Zasavje NoiseFest International
- 10th June // Support for Dan Deacon at Kino Šiška
- 12th June// Lecture II // @ PifLab, Ljudmila
- 19th June// Lecture III // @ PifLab, Ljudmila
- 25th June // Final lecture, workshop and performance at Valovanja // @ RIIBA, Izola
About the Artist
Peter Edwards is an American artist, musician and mentor, who as of 2000 has been active in the fields of circuit bending and experimental electronics. He combines both under the name of Casperelectronics. Following a degree in sculpture he received an MA from experimental electronic music and the experimental design of physical interfaces on the Institute of Sonology in Haag and at STEIM in Amsterdam. He designs and produces electronic instruments, as is, for example, the famous Nova Drone) and offers them on his website Casperelectronics in form of kits. He lectures on the principles of hacking hardware (he currently lectures about DIY electronics at the Royal Academy of Art in Haag) and publishes exercise books on electronics for the American DIY tech magazine Make. He was a guest lecturer, held workshops and performed at elite universities, such as MIT’s Media Lab, Hasbro Toys, Hampshire College, Skidmore College, New York University, Bloomfield University, Long Beach University and Georgia Southern University, and on new-media art festivals across the globe, among others at Piksel (Bergen, Norway), OFFF and Pixel (Paris, France), Sequences (Reykjavik, Island), Transmediale, Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, Performa and Bent (New York & Los Angeles, USA).
His sculptures have been exhibited at the Tang Museum (Saratoga Springs, USA), Green Gallery (Yale University, New Haven, USA), West Hall Gallery (RPI, Troy, USA) ABC no Rio (New York, USA), Lost Horse Gallery (Reykjavik, Island), Hans Wies Gallery (Manchester, USA). He has collaborated with prominent musicians, such as Danny Elfman, Mike Patton, The Melvins, Rahzel, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dan Deacon and many others.
Art and education programme at Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory is supported by the Slovene Ministry of Culture (in the co-production with Zavod Projekt Atol), MOL – Department for Culture and Employment Service of Slovenia.
Residency is part of Changing Weathers project, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.