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(Sound Work as part of DIVINATION project by Nancy Mauro-Flude)

*Divination* stages a romantic mutiny against techno-utopian culture within a live performance work.
An energetic collision of computer culture & nautical mythology, *Divination* channels both metaphysical & physical networks to gain access to invisible performative codes. Divination traditionally is a method of visualising events that are not immediately physically observable - the artwork *Divination* highlights ease of access to often assumed private data, enabling an alternate view of the information we transmit on a daily basis.
Reappraising the issue of privacy through a performative lens, audiences are provided with direct contact to the strategies used in networked space guided by pirate girls who illuminate the complexity of uninformed consent strategies.

Divination was premiered at Dark Mofo

Divination has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. This project has been assisted by Tasmanian Regional Arts. The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative supporting the arts in regional and remote Australia delivered in partnership with Tasmanian Regional Arts. The project has been supported through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

DIVINATION is a collaborative project - please visit the project page below for full additional artist information - artwork shown created by various artists

More info
Various documentation can be found around the interwebs

Audio excerpts coming soon


Sound composition for initial performance

endless generative sound work
Macintosh mini computer running pure data patch - generative synthesised sound bed
Macintosh mini computer running pure data patch - network driven random sample trigger

Backend (provided by Danja Vasiliev, Matt Daniels and Alexei Blinov )

OpenWRT custom route firmware, Modified captive portal (Wifidog)
Websockets JSON streaming for PureData