VGA HARDWARE HACKING TUTORIALS
I began working with VGA cables after seeing a Dorkbot Chicago talk by Arcanebolt (Mark Beasley and Tamas Kemenzcy) in 2008. My first VGA hack was made for Die Computer, and the hack was further developed in my VGA Audio Video Synthesizer and in Cracked Ray Tube. The tutorials below are designed for people with little to no experience with electronics; a basic understanding of soldering is all that's needed.
This tutorial shows how to build a DIY VGA cable that is modified to bend audio into video with a shorted signal to enable vivid, erratic imagery. This this hack is the basis of the instrument.
This tutorial shows how to modifier another VGA cable to bend video back into audio to sonify your signal with all elements of your a/v output.
I am a Chicago-based artist, educator, museum worker, and archivist. My videos, open-source tools, and real-time audio/video performances undermine the interfaces and break through the algorithms of digital and analog systems, examining hidden power structures and liberating latent aesthetic materialities in cathartic and captivating compositions.
I am an Adjunct Associate Professor in the department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Collection Manager of the Roger Brown Study Collection.
September 10, 2022, 8:30 pm CRT Flux Phaser/RGB.VGA.VOLT performance at The Latent Space for the "Control Signals" exhibition performance series, Chicago, IL
August 13, 2022, 8:30 pm CRT Flux Phaser/RGB.VGA.VOLT and Cracked Ray Tube performance at The Latent Space for the "Control Signals" exhibition performance series, Chicago, IL
August 6, 2022, 7:00 pm opening for "Control Signals" solo exhibition at The Latent Space, Chicago, IL
August 6 - September 10, 2022 "Control Signals" solo exhibition at The Latent Space, Chicago, IL