Visual Coding for the Online Project The Sound of eBay
in cooperation with UBERMORGEN.COM
“First there was silence…
Then there was data…
But there was no story…
Just images and sounds…
Cities were built and a grid was laid on top of the topography
Within this global grid a company named eBay became the largest marketplace, with very local marketspaces. eBay is romantic and seductive, not like the local fleamarkets in Paris (Le marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen) but sexed up a million times bigger and spherically transcended, much more effective and thoroughly commercialized. We love it! “The Sound of eBay” is the affirmative high-end low-tech contribution to the atomic soundtrack of the new peer-to-peer hyper-catastrophic shock-capitalism.
The sound is cool, the machine produces masses of songs and replicates millions of times throughout the networks – flooding the net, a bubbling sea of artifical songs visualized in CONTEMPORARY teletext – a continental drift within a macromusic universal urban scape. Trash-Radio.
Forget the technology,
its lustful entertainment, baby! ”
Soundcoding: Stefan Nussbaumer
Theorycoding: Grischinka Teufl
Scriptcoding: Erich Kachel
Special Mention at
CREAM, International Festival for Arts and Media,