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

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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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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Blackout Privacy – Conference and Exhibition

I’ve been invited by Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt to give a talk about privacy and to show one related artwork of mine in the context of their first ‚Blackout Privacy‘ conference and exhibition. Unfortunately, due to time issues, I had to cancel the talk, but my Pixelhead will be […]

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Faceless Expo

After Vienna and Amsterdam, FACELESS in smaller format as part of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection – CPDP comes to Brussels at De Markten. Opening on 21st of January. The exhibition will be followed by a symposium, guided tours and presentations.

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Faceless Exhibition Amsterdam

Once again my work Pixelhead will be shown at the FACELESS exhibition. Faceless was exhibited in two separate parts at freiraum quartier21 in Vienna. The installation at Mediamatic Amsterdam marks the first time the exhibition can be viewed as a whole. Curated by artist Bogomir Doringer in support […]

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On Watching and Being Seen Exhibition

My work Pixelhead will be exhibited at the NIU Art Museum in Illinois, USA. The exhibition ’On Watching and Being Seen’ explores the voyeur and the exhibitionist in both older and contemporary works, especially work that responds to the impact of social media and technology in defining what […]

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Love Bazon Hate Brock Exhibition

Kreuzberg Pavillon will host an experimental interacting groupshow on May the 18th 2013 with naked walls, one single catalogue and 10 selected artists, whose works will be given and carried by the visitors during the duration of the opening. My work Pixelhead will be one of the 10 […]

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