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

New Artwork: Noostopia

After months of hard work, I am happy to share some exciting news. Together with Choreographer Moritz Ostruschnjak, I am working on a dance and theatre piece for Theater Bielefeld called NOOSTOPIA. Expect lots of robots, a crazy stage & lightning design coming straight out of a virtual […]

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Pixelhead at TEDx Madrid

My Pixelhead artwork was used for a performance at TEDx Madrid by the spanish undercover journalist and writer (known as) Antonio Salas. The conference was curated by Antonella Broglia. Please find the video documentation after the click.

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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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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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