Recent Arts

For the concept Hypertext
An audiovisual project by Recent Arts, 
Valentina Berthelon and Tobias Freund

‘Hypertext' is an audio visual experimental project that synergises ideas of non linear data and information processing by drawing parallels to computational thinking with the way our human brains biologically process information. Out in February and consisting of a recording pressing of 9 tracks on Japanese label Reiten the project will also feature a live A/V show and experience.

Hypertext: A non-linear way of presenting information. Rather than reading in the order that an author, editor, or publisher sets out for us, readers of hypertext may follow their own path, create their own order, their own meaning out the material. There are hyperlinks  between the information. These links are provided so that readers may jump to further information about a specific topic being discussed, which may have more links, leading each reader into different directions. Hypertext is not limited simply to text, it can incorporate pictures, sound and video. Hypertext operates very similar to the way our brains do - in a series of networks, or associations - as opposed to a linear path. Hypertext is one of the key underlying concepts of the World Wide Web.

Mission Statement

• We live in the Information Age, an era where our ability to generate information exceeds our capacity to understand it, this is why it is a big challenge of our times to make sense of the data being generated by and about us.  Artists with their particular vision can explore the aesthetics possibilities of this information, to reveal hidden patterns and to make meaningful connections.

• In this technological scenario we live in, people spend long periods of time connected to electronic devices. We perceive and absorb part of the world through a constant flow of non-linear audiovisual fragments. Our brains and souls process, connect and articulate all these fragments to be able find our own voices.