KOELSE 15 YEARS, 50 HZ
An exhibition of photographic archive of Koelse and Pixelache activity during their 15 years of collaboration.
The images are by photographer and documentarist antti Ahonen.
Opening with Koelse live day 21.9 at 17:00 at Muu gallery, Lönnrotinkatu 33, 00180 Helsinki. Exhibition closes day 30.9.
Against all odds Koelse has turned 15 years. During our journey we have been working on gargantuan amount of different technologies and materials. But now we are going to sit down and look back. It is time to get back to basics.
50 Hertz is the fundamental frequency of electricity distribution network. Usually when you notice it, it is a clear signal that something has gone very wrong. Either you will hear a very annoying brum in your ears, or you will experience a very annoying feeling of electric shock, possibly a lethal one.
Apart from these classical applications, we have been studying alternate ways to work with 50 Hertz. Can you multiply it? Divide it? Integrate it? Modulate it? Rectify it? Emancipate it? Have some fun with it? Mess around it? Fuck with it? Or can you lick it?
All these questions, and many more will be answered in the Muu-gallery exhibition.
It is an association for experimental electronics enthusiasts. They gather old consumer-electronics and transform them into sound producing devices. With these devices they play concerts, build installations and teach others how to build similar things. Koelses projects have been seen and heard around Europe at museums and galleries, but also in wastelands and squats since 2002.
ABOUT ANTTI AHONEN
Antti Ahonen is a photographer specialised in experimental live performances. His background is in visual arts, he has worked widely on the fields of photography, sound, media and performance art. He has worked for Pixelache festival, Smeds Ensemble, Lá Bas, National Theater, Teak and countless individual artists. Also works as artistic director for Association of experimental electronics and part of Pixelache festival team.