[artinfo] buro21 wants you!

Büro 21 buro21 at galleri21.com
Mon May 2 23:12:38 CEST 2005

Do you want to make an exhibition together with the Finnish artists group
Association of Experimental Electronics (AEE) this summer?  You will invent,
design and build new musical instruments made from junk electronics. The
exhibitions will take place in Gallery 21, Malmö ­ Sweden, Kunstlaboratoriet
Vestfossen ­ Norway and Århus - Denmark .

 >³We will have an open audioelectronic workshop, where we will try to 
 >electronic waste into sound producing devices.Our medium is electronic waste.
 >We collect old consumer and professional electronics, tear it apart or modify
 >to produce or modify sound. In Malmö, Vestfossen and Århus we will 
 >on presenting this process. Process is open, anyone can participate. We call
 >the process experimental electronics. With experimental we point more at
 >tradition of experimental electronic music, than scientific repeatability. We
 >want electronics to be creative, interesting, unpredictable and fun.²

  AEE is a group of four artists/technicians/musicians. They work with old
thrown-away electronic devices such as VCRs, tape recorders, toys etc.
that¹s used to construct new musical and visual instruments. These
instruments are then put together in big installations called ³sound
systems² which partly are interactive.

Before each of the exhibitions a workshop will be held where you together
with AEE will build the works for the exhibitions. No previous experience in
electronics is needed ­ just an open mind!

If you can¹t participate you can still help us ­ we will need tons of used
electronic devices! AEE again:

 > About electronics: VCR recorders, tape decks and
 > boom boxes are good. It is
 > good if things are at least 20 years old. All
 > electronic toys that make some
 > sounds are good, like toy keyboards. And if you find
 > anything that looks
 > good, you don¹t have any idea what it does, that is
 > good. Sometimes schools,
 > hospitals or places like that throw away some great
 > looking stuff.

So if you have any old stuff lying around ­ Please donate it to us!

Due to practical reasons we have to limit the number of participants for
each workshop to 15 persons. Please apply from our homepage ­


Dates for the Malmö workshop 15-19 of June. The workshop fee is 600 sek,
which includes all material and a meal a day.

Preliminary dates for Vestfossen is at the end of August, the fee is set to
700 NOK including a place to sleep, food and material for the workshop.
Please apply to keep updated.

Århus is yet to be announced, send in an application to stay informed. .

Best regards Nicolas Hansson och Aron Falk ­ Buro21
Antti Ahonen, Olli Suorlahti ,Tomi Flinck, Ville Kaukanen  - AEE

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