Art Kill Art

Art Kill Art

Artkillart is a label based in Paris and Berlin, created in 2007. Its purpose is to promote experimental audiovisual and sound art. In reaction to dematerialized music, the artists of the label refocus on material objects. They are invited to conceptualize and design an object exploring the quality, the complexity and the limits of different media (including the dvd, cd and vinyl) and conceived as an experience both for the artist and the audience.

Michael Sellam ‎– Scratch
Art Kill Art ‎– AKA 06
Vinyl, 12″, Single Sided, Limited Edition, Numbered
01 Jul 2009
Electronic, Non-Music
Industrial, Noise
1 Scratch 7:22
AKA 06
Michael Sellam – Scratch
2009 – Vinyl 12′ – 500 ex
SCRATCH is a sound installation for which the fastest industrial robot in the world has been modified to scratch the surface of a vinyl record placed on a table. The monster machine, capabale of manipulating up to 240 pieces per minute is equipped with a reading head specialized for amplifying the sound that is produced by the frenetic attacks of the metal on the record. The dynamic force of the robot’s arms is impossible to follow with the naked eye. The varied and surgically precise positions and accelerations are orchestrated by a computer program specially designed for the project.
The raw noise is massively distributed in the exhibition space until the moment when the robot detaches itself from the surface of the vinyl to prepare for a new cycle by practicing a series of extremely fast, circular warmup movements. Pausing only momentarily to allow for a space for silence, the sonic residue of the hypnotic hyperactivity of the robot quickly fills the space again.
The heavy pressure caused by the movements of the metallic point on the surface of the record produce a series of erosion lines and remove some surface material along these markings. The mutations and transformations of these objects are direct and unique results from the work sequence, raw traces of the performance. The choice of the record remains free and arbitrary and like a sportsman at the end of his career, it is not replaced until it reaches its rupture point, its saturation.
SCRATCH is a sonic composition of 7 minutes and 22 seconds in duration, made up of recordings of the activity of the robot on vinyl records and their reading on a regular record player. The two sonic states of a same object creates a third state.
Art Kill Art 2009

Michaël Sellam

projectsinge ‎– LogForData
Art Kill Art ‎– AKA 10
Cassette, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Stereo
10 Apr 2015
Experimental, Minimal, Noise
A1 Side A 14:57
B1 Side B 15:04
Composed By – Jean-François Blanquet
Graphics – Jérôme Blanquet
Programmed By – Clément Charmet, David Olivari, Sylvain Le Beux
Art Kill Art 2015

LoforData video

Valentina Vuksic ‎– Harddisko
Art Kill Art ‎– AKA 05
Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Numbered
01 Sep 2010
A1 Fujitsu Duet 0:08
A2 IBM Solo 0 0:08
A3 IBM Solo 1 1:05
A4 IBM Solo 2 0:11
A5 Maxtor Solo 0:15
A6 Samsung Duet 1:22
A7 Samsung Solo 1:25
A8 Western Digital Solo 0 0:09
A9 Western Digital Solo 1 0:41
A10 Western Digital Solo 2 0:21
B1 Western Digital Quartet 0:25
B2 Western Digital Orchestra 0:38 B3 Harddisko Orchestra 0 1:45
B4 Harddisko Orchestra 1 0:49
B5 Harddisko Orchestra 2 1:00
B6 Harddisko Symphony Orchestra 1:13
Design – Jean-Baptiste Parré
Lacquer Cut – Hervé de Kéroullas
Live-recordings of Harddisko: 16 computer harddrives on power. Superreal computer music.
Upon powering, each harddrive moves with its own speed and pattern, as directed by the firmware and mechanical constitution. Electromagnetic emissions picked up as acoustic signal reveal the specific tone of a drive. In various formations, the harddrives perform according to their past usage and current state.
Valentina Vuksic (CH – 1974) is a computer artist and programmer living and working in Zürich. She explores an individual articulation of hard- and software mediation. The processes in such intermediate space imply actors rendered audible.
Vinyl 12” – Maxi 45rpm – Limited Edition 512 copies
Each record is hand packed with an antistatic bag, sealed by a sticker and numbered.
Tracks recorded live
/Bunker studio, La Garenne Colombes
Assembled by Artkillart
/Limbus Europae studio, Berlin
Mastered at DK-Mastering, Paris
Art Kill Art 2010

Harddisko by Valentina Vuksic (DEAF07)

Mario De Vega ‎– Thermal
Art Kill Art ‎– AKA 12
Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition, Numbered, Stereo
11 Nov 2014
Minimal, Musique Concrète, Industrial, Experimental
A Side A 15:05
B Side B 21:06
Recorded by Noid (tracks: A), Victor Mazon (tracks: B)
Recorded at Kleylehof
Lacquer Cut by Hervé de Kéroullas
Mastered by Yann Leguay
Design – J.B. Parré
Interviewer – Régine Debatty
Photography By – Kimberly Bianca
Text by Erik Minkkinen
Limited edition of 230 copies
Side A Recorded at Kleylehof, Austria. 2011
Side B Recorded at Moscow, Russia, 2010
Microvaved chromolux covers
Art Kill Art 2014

Mario de Vega – Thermal (Transmediale 2012)
Raimon Sibilo

Artkillartは2007年に創設されたパリとベルリンに拠点を置くレーベルで、その目的は実験的なオーディオ・ヴィジュアルとサウンドアートを促進させること。このレーベルは、 dematerialized music ( 脱物質音楽 ) に反応して、レーベルのアーティストは物質的な対象物に焦点を合わせ、さまざまなメディア(DVD、CD、ビニールを含む)の品質、複雑さ、限界を探求し、アーティストと聴衆の両方の経験として、それらを考察したオブジェクトを概念化してデザインされている。レコード業界における業界音楽の彼らのモードの脆弱性に関してと、標準的価値観を義務付けることを拒否している。もうそろそろこのブログも終わりにしようと・・そしてテクノやクラブミュージックという鋳型から逸脱したいし、そうした音楽ファンからも距離を取り決別するときが来ているように、最近頓に思っている。5月6日 (sat)の ” Post Music ” というイヴェントは ” 次なる音楽 ” を少しでも提示できたらと思っています。