Semiconductor: Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt

Semiconductor - Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt Semiconductor is UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Through moving image works they explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it, questioning our place in the physical universe. Semiconductor make moving image works which reveal our physical world in flux; cities in motion, shifting landscapes and systems in chaos. Since 1999 Semiconductor have worked with digital animation to transcend the constraints of time, scale and natural forces; they explore the world beyond human experience, questioning our very existence itself.

On Air: Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt)

The ikono On Air Festival is showing 20Hz (2011) by Semiconductor. -> From Curator Omar Kholeif - Syndrome of a Decade 20Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles caused by incoming solar wind, captured at the frequency of 20 Hertz. Generated directly by the sound, tangible and sculptural forms emerge suggestive of scientific visualisations. As different frequencies interact both visually and aurally, complex patterns emerge to create interference phenomena that probe the limits of our perception. Semiconductor - Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt Awarded the ‘Golden Gate Award for New Visions’ at San Francisco International Film Festival, 2012. Awarded the ‘Art and Science Award’ at Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2012. 20Hz is co-commissioned by Arts Santa Monica + Lighthouse. Supported by the British Council. Commissioned for the Invisible Fields Exhibition at Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona. 2011-2012.


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Other Videos by Semiconductor

Múm - Green Grass of Tunnel QTqqq Inaudible Cities New Antics Retropolis Semiconductor: "Retropolis is a city where the dust never settles and the last few light bulbs are fighting for survival. Transforming London into a modern Sci-Fi landscape, a fast moving journey takes us through destruction and chaos fueled by an electrically charged soundtrack. This was our first film back in the last century when the year 2000 seemed more than another number and was so near yet so far away."

Curators' Special

Part of the curatorial selection of Omar Kholeif.