Wir Sind Hier: The Art of Noise

by James Glazebrook

Composer FM Einheit, an ex-member of the legendary Berlin industrial band , has launched an artistic experiment that will open the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. WIR SIND HIER draws on user participation, inviting anyone to have their say and submit content via the project’s website, and become an active part of the live multimedia performance.

We’re particularly interested in the Sounds of Destruction action, which aims to explore the sounds of censorship and the destruction of culture. Users can upload recordings of their ideas of cultural destruction to SoundCloud, and FM Einheit will integrate these into the live performance of WIR SIND HIER. So far, so noisy :)

Other interesting-sounding strands of the project include a massive digital protest choir, Occupy History – in which users “remix” history using Vine – and an ambitious attempt to create a crowdsourced sculpture. To take part in this brilliant Berlin-based project, check out the WIR SIND HIER website now.

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