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

New Artwork: Kinetic Walkers

‚Kinetic Walkers‘ emerged from the project NOOSTOPIA I created together with Moritz Ostruschnjak for Theater Bielefeld. The work is a interactive robotic installation that consists of several robots. The robots could be controlled in various ways, which includes using real-time live control and pre-programmed control including a movement […]

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New Artwork: Music Automats

‚Music Automats‘ grew out of the project NOOSTOPIA, a dance and theatre piece, I created together with the choreographer Moritz Ostruschnjak for Theater Bielefeld. The work is a interactive robotic sound installation that consists of several robotic instruments. The robots could be controlled in various ways, which includes […]

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THE WRONG TV Online Exhibition

The latest project to come out of The Wrong (which runs The Wrong Digital Art Biennale) is The Wrong TV, a new online tv platform for digital art, music & culture, with 24/7 free live streaming. David Quiles Guilló reached out to Ben Grosser to curate a program […]

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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 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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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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New Artwork: Pixelhead Limited Edition

After a long process, it took me almost a year, its finally done. The Pixelhead art work is now available as a limited Edition of 333 pieces. Please find all the information you need to order Pixelhead (still available!) below. Photos Photos from the Artconnect Berlin Exhibition Please […]

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