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BARCODE DJ'S

rave-noise-techno-punk, sound bombing, radical recycling



Jakub Pišek, Beata Kolbašovská, Erik Bartoš


Barcode DJ's is live multimedia performance played on barcodes in grocery store or on stage. I'ts a contravention of stereotypes in thousands markets with beeping barcode readers nonstop. The band of experimental musicians create surreal associations between the sounds of cash desks and unique products. They are bringing an environmental context on the chaotic noise backround, supported by strong beat.

Barcode djs makes you think about trash and waste in different ways. When considering word trash, we can mean classic garbage, or bullshit comming out from mainstream culture. Here we think about booth means in paralel way.

Every package of product found in supermarkets around the globe, carries barcode for identification at cash desk. Theese ID's are barcodes, connecting word of trash with word of capitalism. Each barcode is unique, so each product can have different individuality. Barcode DJ's are using these individualities, to control custom made software based on open source software model.

We use scanners which are used by markets right now, and open software highlighting independance and freedom.

We point on trash overload, problem of the whole world. We use terms recycling, reusing, trash handling, junkyards, sustainability to point out one of the important global problems, The trash!


Jakub Pišek, Beata Kolbašovská, Erik Bartoš
Barcode DJ’s je skupina experimentátorov hrajúcich na čiarové kódy, ktoré sa dajú nájsť na obaloch produktov v regáloch obchodov, či medzi odpadkami v kontajneroch. Vytvárajú surreálne asociácie medzi zvukom pokladní a jednotlivými produktami, prinášajúc enviromentálny kontext na pozadí chaotických noisových mračien, podložených tvrdými beatmi. Barcode DJ’s recyklujú nástroje primárne určene pre uspokojovanie boha konzumu. Audiovizuálny výstup môže prechádzať cez agresívnu nelogickú spleť samplov až do ucelených štruktúr limitovaných počtom dostupného tovaru.



Interview for Vice by Nadja Sayej

Review of performance at Rapid Pulse Festival in Chicago by Jennie Klein



SELECTED PAST/FUTURE EVENTS

2018, AMRO, STWST, Linz (AT)


2018, WORM, Rotterdam (NL)


2018, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Palais am Charlottenplatz (DE)


2017, Pohoda festival, Trenčín


2017, Muczarnok, Budapest


2017, Design Week, kostol klarisky, Bratislava


2017, Pohoda Deň_FM, Slovenský rozhlas, Bratislava


2017, Vlna Naživo, KC Záhrada, Banská Bystrica


2016, Nu Dance Fest, A4, Bratislava


2016, Kunststrasse Amorbach (DE)


2016, BLV-ART festival, Bilbao, Spain (ES)


2016, Rapid Pulse, dfbrL8r, Chicago (US)


2015, Parallel Situation, alte Turnhalle, Amorbach (DE)


2015, DKK, Frankfurt am Main (DE)


2015, RMLL, Beauvais (FR)


2015, Hackers & Bombs, OCCII, Amsterdam (NL)


2014, Intervencie Tour, Trebišov (SK)


2013, Nic supermarket, Bucharest (RO)


2012, LiWoLi, Stwst Saal Linz (AU)


2010, Nuit blanche, Tesco, Kosice (SK)



artwork by Vela Oma, 2016


settings

Custom software running Open Source!
Pure Data and Gem trough jack on Arch Linux.



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