[ISEA2011] Panel: Ryan Jor­dan – Psy­choid

Panel Statement

Panel: Secure Insecurity

Lo­cat­ing hal­lu­ci­na­tions in the brain; the psy­che ob­serv­ing it­self; cut-up re­al­ity. Psy­choid uses home built, hacked up elec­tron­ics, ex­ces­sive wires, dark­ness and stro­bo­scopic light to cre­ate a re­al­ity shift­ing in­stal­la­tion. The Lon­don Psy­cho­geo­physics Sum­mit pro­poses an in­tense week-long, city-wide se­ries of walks, field­trips, river drifts, open work­shops and dis­cus­sions ex­plor­ing the novel in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary frame of psy­cho­geo­physics, col­lid­ing psy­cho­geo­graph­ics with earth sci­ence mea­sure­ments and study (fic­tions of foren­sics and geo­phys­i­cal ar­chae­ol­ogy). Open events in­clude prac­ti­cal work­shops in build­ing sim­ple geo­phys­i­cal mea­sure­ment de­vices from scrap ma­te­ri­als, field­trips for study and long-term use of such de­vices in the city, mea­sure­ment and map­ping of phys­i­cal and geo­phys­i­cal data dur­ing city-wide walks, de­ploy­ment of strate­gic un­der­ground net­works, fu­sion of fic­tion, de­rive and sig­nal ex­cur­sion, stud­ies of river sig­nal ecolo­gies along­side short lec­tures and dis­cus­sions of broad, in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary psy­cho-geo­phys­i­cal themes. Video: home built Hypno-Strobe-Synth

  • Ryan Jor­dan (born Ip­swich, 1983) is a UK based elec­tronic artist work­ing with self made in­stru­ments and tools for live in­ter­ac­tive per­for­mance. His work is fo­cused on move­ment and the phys­i­cal­ity in live elec­tronic per­for­mance, noise and un­der­ground music, hyp­notic trance states, and D.i.Y cul­ture. He has per­formed and pre­sented his work in­ter­na­tion­ally in a wide range of venues from art and aca­d­e­mic in­sti­tu­tions to derelict ware­houses and squats.  In 2006 he started noise=noise, a spo­radic ex­per­i­men­tal per­for­mance event, which has show­cased many artists, aca­d­e­mics, hack­ers, dancers, and per­form­ers rang­ing from the in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed to the un­der­ground lurker. He di­rected A10Lab in 2010 which was an ex­per­i­men­tal au­dio­vi­sual per­for­mance lab­o­ra­tory ex­plor­ing free and open-source soft and hard­ware. Ryan has a BA Sonic Arts from Mid­dle­sex Unitver­sity (2007) and a Dis­tinc­tion in MFA Com­pu­ta­tional Stu­dio Arts from Gold­smiths (2009). He is cur­rently un­der­tak­ing a PhD at the Music Tech­nol­ogy and In­no­va­tion Re­search Cen­tre at De Mont­fort Uni­ver­sity.