memoblast, a fax-based office [2013]

29th january 2013 // Performance Paper / transmediale 2013 BWPWAP @Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE

Memoblast is a group performance in a fax-based office. Raquel Meyers, Jacob Sikker Remin and Goto80 are office workers who handle the flow of information by following rituals and rules for efficiency. They work with conventional office tools such as text editors and spreadsheets to create graphics, music and memos.

Every day we maintain and develop rituals to keep up with the flows of information. Memoblast can be understood as a metaphor for the modern database lifestyle, where personal expression is conditioned by technology more than we like to admit.

Fax machines are ancient, but also advanced and exclusive: They produce tangible objects from telecommunications, which can be annotated and modified directly, in the flesh world. In this respect, Memoblast also demonstrates the shortcomings of modern technologies. The ability to doodle on a piece of paper and materialize it directly on the receivers’ end, has never been recreated with modern media. Fax is a dangerous and spontaneous technology, and Memoblast is open for you.

Please fax at +49 30 39787 288 (out of service)

Photos by Georgina Espasa.

15th-17th may 2014 // Click festival, Helsingør, DE
Friends of memoblast. Faxxx back from the dead!

The fax performance Memoblast first premiered at Demoteket in 2011 and later presented at the opening of Transmediale 2013. For CLICK 2014 Artists Raquel Meyers, Jacob Sikker Remin and Goto80 will take a step back and hand the role of creating content to anyone who wishes to fax in material. A fax machine will be hung from the ceiling and print out all incoming faxes in a continuous stream of crowdsourced imagery that pays homage to the work of Marisa Gonzalez.

Please fax us at: 0045 73738010 [out of service]

If you don’t have a fax, you can try:
www.hellofax.com, offers 5 free faxes. It adds an extra page with info about hellofax.
With freepopfax.com you can send more faxes, but with advertisement in the page.
Or register for a free trial at efax.com and get your own fax number”.

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9th-14th october 2014 // SonicGameSpace @ lydgalleriet, Bergen, NO
Group exhibition
‘dangerous and spontaneous technology’
fax machine, thermal paper, print, light bulb
By Jacob Sikker Remin, Raquel Meyers and Goto80