Jörg Piringer is a Viennese media artist, musician, software programmer and poet who weaves complex ontological narratives, from the building blocks of single letters, computer code and expressions of his own voice. In his live techno-poems image and sound are created instantaneously by modifying the voice through signal processors and samplers, while software analysis creates animated abstract visual-text-compositions. Using the voice as the interface and medium in a dynamic electronic environment takes the ideas of the early avant garde sound and visual poets a step further– custom written software makes it possible to generate unforeseen and vanishing abstract poetry in real time– inspired by non-literary fields like physics, biology and mathematics. Piringer is a founder of the Vegetable Orchestra and the Institute of Transacoustic Research in Vienna.
Artist awards include Prix de l’atelier de Création Sonore Radiophonique 2003, Honorary mention Digital Musics and Sound Art Prix Ars Electronica 2010, and Prize of honor FILE PRIXLUX 2010 (São Paulo). Exhibition and festival highlights include Donaueschinger musiktage (DE), Bratislava Sound Poetry Festival, Kapittel festival (NO), Tokyo Sound Poetry Festival, E-poetry (USA), ReVox (ES) and CTM (DE).
He will present his work darkvoice space=time. darkvoice is an album and a set of videos reflecting on the role of spoken language in the age of pervasive and permanent electronic surveillance. Exclusively made from manipulated voice, sinister typography and digital technology—frames of the video g-singe from the album darkvoice were printed with a 3D printer in chronological order, and combined with the original generative video to create a three-dimensional sculpture.