Welcome to the website of artist, multi-disciplinary technologist, hacker, and composer Martin Backes

WHITEBOX Exhibition

My installation ‘What do machines sing of?’ will be shown next as part of a group show called ‘Pandora’s Box Opened’ at whiteBOX in Munich. So if you happen to be around for the opening, see you there!

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New Artwork: Nature Changes Along with Us

I am very excited to announce that my new work called „Nature Changes Along with Us“ is finally ready for the public. The work is basically a generative/algorithmic 3-channel computer/video installation and deals with the human impact on our planet and with our changing notion of nature. It´s […]

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VIENNA BIENNALE 2019 Exhibition

I am really happy to announce that my Pixelhead artwork will be part of the upcoming VIENNA BIENNALE 2019 edition. The work will be on display at the MAK DESIGN LAB in Vienna (Austria) for at least the next two years.

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New Synth: Blue Noise Box

I designed and built my very own noise synthesizer made out of simple electronics components (resistors, capacitors, transistors, LEDs, integrated circuit chips). By the use of such primitive analog computers in combination with feedback, sensors and other inputs, „Blue Noise Box“ creates it`s very unique sound.

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IT’S A BOOK 2019 Exhibition & Audiowalk

I am presenting my latest work „I am sitting in a machine;“ at ‘It’s a book 2019‘ in Leipzig, Germany. It will be presented differently this time. You can experience the work in the form of an audio walk instead of a net art piece or a dubplate […]

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NEW MEDIA GALLERY Exhibition

My installation „What do machines sing of?“ will be shown at this wonderful place called NEW MEDIA GALLERY. The exhibition takes place 20 October — 22 December in Vancouver, Canada. More information after the click.

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MÈQ FESTIVAL Exhibition

My installation „What do machines sing of?“ will be part of this years „MÈQ FESTIVAL – Festival international d’art numérique performatif et de création audiovisuelle contemporaine“ in Montpellier (France). MÈQ FESTIVAL takes place 12 October — 14 October at Humain trop humain CDN Montpellier. I will also give […]

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LABoral SummerLAB 2017

Happy to announce that I will be part of this fantastic 2-day programme of workshops, roundtables and installations at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijón, Spain. The purpose of summerLAB is to exchange experiences of community work that promote the creative and critical use of […]

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New Artwork: I am sitting in a machine;

I am really happy to present my new work „I am sitting in a machine;“. The work consists of two parts. One part is a web page application distributed via the Internet. The other part is a limited edition dubplate record consisting of 30 units.

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CTM 2017 Festival Exhibition

My work „What do machines sing of?“ will be part of the CTM Festival Edition 2017 in Berlin (Germany). CTM Festival’s 18th edition takes place 27 January – 5 February 2017 at various venues in Berlin.

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