The Pact of Digital Naturalness
“The Pact of Digital Naturalness” is a conceptual project by Marina Muzyka, Daria Goffman, Loïc Grobéty and Boris Shershenkov, exploring the term “digital naturalness”. The project is based on the Black Ecologies* concept, that aims to analyze “a new nature” as a framework of the environment as a whole.
“Digital naturalness” exploring space as a data collection that is capable of constructing a sensory experience, and raises the question “What is natural and what is artificial in the digital environment?”.
In virtual world the familiar environment, which we usually refer as “nature”, is the product of artificial processes of space re-creation, modification and perception. The rules of interaction with this space are formed at the same moment when the data forms a set of categories of existence for the space itself.
Agreeing with these changing rules, the virtual scene of “The Pact of Digital Naturalness” grows out of sounds and becomes a narrative about the experience of perceiving the scenes we are already familiar with.
In a digital-natural environment abstract electronic noises and synthesized sounds of the multichannel audiopiece turn into “plant” and “animal” voices of the digital world natural soundscape. The interconnections between audial and visual create an allusion to the coexistence of various lifeforms and inorganic environment in natural ecosystems.
*Iaac Bits 9: Black Ecologies
Loïc Grobéty is an international musician, bassist, composer and producer. He has been touring with his bands and projects for 10 years in countries such as Nepal, Cuba, Europe, China, Vietnam and Russia.
For 25 years, he has been playing on the underground scene and has recorded 20 sound productions and more than 1000 concerts. The region is not to be outdone as he has been the director/curator for 10 years of the festival Hors Normes & Jazz en Rade. These two events are very important for the Swiss and international scene.
Boris Shershenkov - sound artist, PhD and musical instrument designer. Focusing on projects that develop new methodologies in technological and sound art, he investigates the relationship between human and technology combining modern techniques with media archaeological research.
Boris is engaged in various activities in the field of experimental music and sound art as the author of numerous media installations and sound performances and curator of concert programs, exhibitions and educational projects.
As a musician, he is actively working in the areas of live electronics and electroacoustic improvisation, both solo and in collaboration with Russian and foreign musicians.
Marina Muzyka is an interdisciplinary artist, interactive space architect and researcher. She works in technology and media arts. In her professional and artistic practice, Marina explores the topic of human-space interaction, within the framework of which she combines an interest in scientific research in the field of cognitive science, philosophy and architecture.
Marina is a member of the artistic initiative –Digitocene.Net, a graduate of the master's program “–Da. Digital Art ”FEFU, as well as a member of the international research program CODE Art Research Program.
Daria Goffman is an interdisciplinary artist working with analog and digital art instruments. She is engaged in group and individual projects in the field of public art, technological art, media art and street art. She also works with video, photography and installation.