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

NUIT BLANCHE PARIS 2019 Exhibition

My installation ‘What do machines sing of?’ will be part of this years Nuit blanche in Paris (France). ‘Nuit Blanche – edition 18’ will take place at Le Centquatre-Paris on october 5th, 2019. It`s bascially a sort of pre-opening on October 5th, 2019 of the following ‘BIENNIAL OF […]

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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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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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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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Pixelhead M.I.A. Collaboration Auction

Back in May, I collaborated with M.I.A. for her latest „Double Bubble Trouble“ music video with my very own Pixelhead mask. Three of four Pixelhead masks from the music video are going to auction (Ebay). The masks are strictly limited to four, each worn in the music video, […]

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M.I.A. Collaboration

I am happy to announce that I collaborated with M.I.A. for her new „Double Bubble Trouble“ music video, directed by herself. Please find my art work Pixelhead as part of her music video after the click.

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DJing at Platoon Kunsthalle Berlin

Join us for DONNERSTAGSBAR – PLATOON members & friends night, which will feature Peter Kirn’s very special live set and a head-to-head DJ set by Peter and myself! After the click you will also find a new DJ promo mix which features current bass music culture for your […]

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Sound for Video Installation

I cooperated with australian artist Petrina Hicks to work on a new video installation called „Hippy and the Snake“. I did all the recording, processing and sound design for the two-channel video installation.

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