Till Bovermann + Sara Hildebrand Marques Lopes (DE)

Sara Hildebrand Marques Lopes studied communication design at FH Düsseldorf from 2009 until 2011. Since 2011, she is a member of the computational art class at University of the Arts, Berlin. Her main works are “Patchworkfamily” (2011), a Live-Knitting performance and “Fidgety Blip” (2012), a Jelly instrument for people who loved to play with their food already in their childhood.

Till Bovermann is a researcher on tangible and auditory interfaces at Media Lab Helsinki where he runs tai-studio.org. He recently initiated a research project on electronic music practice for neurodiverse people. His artistic work deals with relations between digital and physical realms.


2 Performers, 1 laptop, 20 minutes. Manipulating texts according to Oulipo rules. Metalevel live-coding. Each keystroke triggers a process that translates the current text’s characters into a set of commands for a fictional CPU. Treated as a sound signal, the ever-changing output of that CPU is played back, and thereby influences the performers’ decisions on how to further alter the text. Over the course of the performance, an initially meaningful text turns into nonsense before it eventually settles into a new and often surprising semantical meaning.