Nataliya Petkova

ELECTRICITY MATTERS is a project bringing together a technical workshop and an ephemeral creative collective. For three intensive days, the participants will acquire new technical skills in electricity and electronic circuits design, while generating a collective sound performance. With an experimental approach and drawing from contemporary art practices, the participants will be guided through the conception and the production of small custom-made analog synthesizers. Everyone will have the chance to create and experiment with a series of circuits and electronic elements, while manipulating the incoming electricity and interpreting it as sound harmonies or dissonances. By using electricity as the sole conceptual matter, the participants will be able to explore the sound potential of the electric flux, while creating fluid instruments that are in accord with their individual practice and preferences. The workshop ends with a collective sound performance using the newly built instruments.