Big Screen Brutals – 30 August 2015 @ Spektrum – Glitch Is Fucked

Big Screen Brutals - 30 August 2015

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Sunday 30. August 2015
Doors: 19:00 / Start time: 20:00
Free entrance

Address: Bürknerstraße 12, 12047 Berlin-Neukölln
Transports: U8 Schönleinstraße

The first edition of BSB at Spektrum will feature two different sets of connected short films:

1. “Glitch Is Fucked” (see below for playlist)
… or should that read ‘Glitch Is Fucking Great!’? We’re not sure. Herein we will explore those visions which will either glorify or lay waste to the so-called Glitch Movement. Get ready for epileptic blasts of computer graphics; rainbowing mushrooms of data corruption; analog synaesthesia processes; documents of pseudo-science; propaganda for non-existent conspiracies; classic early-internet viral weirdness; found videos from unknown sources; and maybe the odd cartoon.

2. “Music is Fucked Too”
It’s a lot like the first one, except you can nod your head and talk if you want to.

May your video life contain flashing lights!

Presented by Big Screen Brutals and Spektrum.

“Glitch Is Fucked” playlist:

UCNV – Crashed Universal
Guillaume Vallée – Tzara I
Woody Vasulka & Brian O’Reilly – Scan Processor Studies
V-Atak – Anti
Takeshi Murata – Pink Dot
Jim Crutchfield – Space Time Dynamics in Video Feedback
Teddy Lasry – Challenger
Brenna Murphy – skyeye
Crazy Dave Tape – DRUGS
The Divine David – Television
Le Dernier Cri – Les religions sauvages
Botborg – To Bypass a Sensory Roadblock
Threee Geniuses – Jon
Daniel Leyva – FAKE+GAY
Guadaloupe & O. Chatté – Spermadroïd
Sgure & Sekitani – Anulus Pexie
Princesse Rotative – M.Gunt Junior
Ouananiche – Anti Love
jonCates – Moviestorm Machinima Audition Tape TX VRSN
Module VXD – Acadesrevenge
Devin Flynn – Y’all So Stupid #4
Crazy Dave Tape – DON’T KNOW
The Superusers – Every Interpretation of Maxim
Crazy Dave Tape – WHAT
Autotune Fail

Big Screen Brutals – 25 April 2014 @ Liebig12 – ASTEPBACK, BOTBORG

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ASTEPBACK – expanded cinema/dance – IT
BOTBORG – audio-visual feedback – AU

Friday 25. April 2014
Doors: 19:30
Concerts: 20:00

Address: Liebigstrasse 12, 10247 Berlin-Friedrichshain
Transports: U5 + M21 + M10 > Frankfurter Tor

Entry 5 euro.


ASTEPBACK are an expanded cinema/dance performance group from Naples, Italy, using multiple Super-8 film projectors and a slide projector to interact with the motion of bodies in space. Visually, their projections are a celebration of tactile film manipulation techniques – scratching, patching, piercing, and drawings with ink and wax are then multiplied onto different walls at different speeds. Complimented by self-made photosensitive sound devices, audio is generated from these different light sources and in turn feeds a feedback loop that interacts and changes with the stage movement. ASTEPBACK will present their performance entitled “AMORFIA chapter1” (dedicated to Carlo Cafiero) in their Berlin debut.

ASTEPBACK are Gaëlle Cavalieri and Andrea Saggiomo. In 2007 they founded their own theater company in Naples and many of their productions have since won awards and been showcased in national and international festivals. Aside from his theatrical performance art works, Andrea Saggiomo performs as the expanded cinema project 70fps and in this guise he has improvised and collaborated with musicians and international artists including Andy Guhl and Seppo Renvall.


Botborg is an Australian audio-visual group that fuses and rewires raw electronic signals to create intensely visceral experiences of sound-color synaesthesia. Using their own complex feedback network known as the ‘Photosonicneurokineasthograph’, Botborg create totally live multi-sensory assaults of interdependent color and rhythm, pushing the limits of technology to invoke the maximum possible stimulation of their audience’s mind and body. Botborg work with a level of experimentation and improvisation that places them in a territory outside traditional musical or cinematic formats, where the boundaries between art, science, and philosophy mutate until they are rendered meaningless. Botborg has hosted live demonstrations at many prestigious music, film, and media festivals throughout Europe, Australia, Japan, and North America.

Disclaimer: Botborg demonstrations often include very loud sound played in combination with very fast flashing/strobe light.

Presented by Big Screen Brutals and Liebig12.

Botborg – Principles of Photosonicneurokinaesthography

Botborg’s original DVD “Principles of Photosonicneurokinaesthography” (2005) is now available to stream:

To download:
DVD download link:
(for some reason this file doesn’t show up on the file list above)

Botborg – To Bypass a Sensory Roadblock

In the past Botborg has sort to cautiously invite its audience into a mostly pleasurable and collusive audio-visual environment. “To Bypass a Sensory Roadblock” is, however, no such invitation. Rather, it is a sort of televisual strangulation that seeks to engulf the viewer in a swift takeover of sound-color calamity.

A new phase of evolution beckons our arrival. Time to remove the ‘blocks’.

Botborg – Biofeedback in Simulation

Part of Botborg’s work concerns the induction of new mental states by the means of repeated exposure to machine-aided synaesthetic media. “Biofeedback in Extended Simulation” is an abstract exploration into a sound-color world where glitches transform into rhythms and interruptions come to consume our focus. Reactions to this simulation can be unpredictable.

Original version (6 minutes):

Extended version (11 minutes):

Company Fuck – “Noise Karaoke Typecore Megamix”

Please enjoy this newly completed video – a destructive collage of music, lyrics, type, and noise.

In 2011 noise artist Company Fuck (or CxFx) was approached by typography artist Indre Klimaite to collaborate on her “Type on Tour” project – described as “contextual typography inside of sound and performance”.

As a large part of CxFx’s work deals with various perversions of the ‘art’ of karaoke, they decided to create something like a “singing text” to accompany CxFx’s noise karaoke performances. CxFx compiled a list of common phrases from his karaoke collection which Klimaite then rendered into screens styled in homage to the simple pixelated text you will see in any karaoke bar. Links were made between image and sound so that the phrases would change, overlay, and collide into each other just as CxFx fast-forwards through samples in his improvisations. The result is a barely readable representation of trashed hardcore with echoes of pop – a kind of rapidly moving audio-visual Dada poetry… or “Typecore”.

The collaboration was premiered in October 2011 at an experimental music evening in Brisbane, Australia. Using multiple camera angles to capture this performance, ten short films were created, each of around 1-2 minutes in length. “Noise Karaoke Typecore Megamix” distills the most energetic and unsettling parts of these films into highly concentrated and unified piece.

Starring: Company Fuck
Direction, Video, Sound, Performance, Text: Scott Sinclair
Typography: Indre Klimaite
Camera Support: Lloyd Barrett, Joe Musgrove
Additional Sound Recording: Andrew McLellan

Company Fuck website:

Indre Klimaite website: