Computer Music
* Éloïse Alliguié *

Collecting personal data can be quite an adventure. The numerous files I collected – from social networks, online platforms, big companies (the well-known GAFAM amongst others) – are well organized but not always made to be understandable. They’re about me but I can’t have full access to their information because of their complexity, or sometimes just because my computer doesn’t have the right software to open the files. This musical piece is an exploration through those files I collected. My computer and I are reading their name, the error messages that occur or their abstract content, on a musical background by Philippe Katerine: ‘Musique D'Ordinateur'.

Image missing :( all the files I collected

screen recording of the difficulty for my computer to open the folders with all the files collected

Image missing :( error message ‘No application is configured to open the document « r_modeling_disconnect.str »'

Image missing :( the personal data I gathered

Image missing :( when I open the ‘p_canvas.str' file

Image missing :( (empty) folder hierarchy – they are a part of the information

Image missing :( even empty the folders have a weight

UN/SPOKEN ARCHIVES is a project by 1st year students of the Graphic Design department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy initiated and accompanied by the Werker Collective. To share our knowledge and stories we created a series of amateur archives based on our own desires, fears, passions, disappointments, obsessions, family memories and localities.

PARTICIPANTS: Eloïse Alliguié – Rafaela Aristodimou – Ysé Auguste-Dormeuil – William Becker – Philippine Bordeaux-Montrieux – Vinícius Cardoso Witte – Hyoyeong Chu – Kimberly Duck – Fanni Falucskai – Lola Frydman – Marie Gertsen – Kiki Gordon – Sigrídur Hafdís Hannesdóttir – Victoria Hoogstoël – Quirine Kennedy – Max Kessel – Jung Yeon Kim – Hagar van der Knijff – Lukasz Matuszewski – Natalia Ruhe – Luca Putz – Ran Reimann – Bram Romkes – Alyson Sillon – Martina Vanini

EDITING: Sigrídur Hafdís Hannesdóttir, Victoria Hoogstoël, Natalia Ruhe
IDENTITY DESIGN: William Becker, Jung Yeon Kim, Lukasz Matuszewski, Luca Putz
WEBDESIGN & PROGRAMMING: Eloïse Alliguié, Max Kessel
TYPEFACES: UNSPOKEN ARCHIVES by Luca Putz, ParaRubber by Léonard Mabille