Rozmanova ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Prostori: osmo/za

Goto80 – chipmusic, demoscene, robots

Goto80: Chipmusic, Demoscene, Robots

DATE: Thursday, 26 September 2019 | 7 PM
LOCATION: osmo/za, Slovenska 54, 1000 Ljubljana


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About the Event

Goto80 is an old media artist from Sweden who works with music, art, and research. In this talk, he will present his works and discuss two related but estranged subcultures: the chipmusic scene and the demoscene. In the 1990s they made him realize the importance of efficient and skilled use of limited resources.
But now, GOTO80 is trying to replace himself with a robot. Together, the little robot and his friend Goto80 will perform an improvised set on Commodore 64s, somewhere in between ambient, electro and dub.

About the Artist

Goto80 is a Swedish old media artist and researcher who works with music, art, and text. His live shows are usually an explosion of genres, seamlessly mixing pop, acid, electro and punk in his particular 8-bit style. Catchy, noisy, funky and fearless!
After his 1990's schooling in the demoscene hacker culture, he was one of the first ones to bring chip music to the stage around 2000. He has performed around the world and released thousands of songs for free download, on C64-cartridge, in cheeseburgers, and even in the wall of the Museum of the Moving Image in New York.
As an artist, he usually takes a critical look at human-computer relationships and has shown works at festivals like Transmediale and Ars Electronica. As a researcher, he has published texts about chip music and the demoscene at Ashgate and Rhizome. Currently, he is exploring collective retro archiving and writes books and papers about text graphics.
Goto80 runs the art blog TEXT-MODE and the research blog Chipflip.

Music: https://www.goto80.com/music
Art: https://www.goto80.com/art
Research: https://www.goto80.com/writing

Production: Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory & Projekt Atol Institute, with support from the Ministry of Culture and Municipality of Ljubljana - Department for Culture.

The Project KONS::Platforma for Contemporary Research Art was chosen on the public call for the selection of the operations “Network of Research Art and Culture Centre. The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.

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