Techniseptic - The Museum of Kyoto
Techniseptic exhibition - Arka Gallery
Technoshaman - Ujazdowsky Castle for Contemporary Art Installation
The conductor employs mind-altering sonic structures using the rhythms emanating from the organs of the human body, such as the heart and the brain, exploring various phenomena surrounding the body and the psyche.
The heart’s magnetic field, which is the most powerful rhythmic field produced by the human body, not only envelops every cell of the body, but also extends in all directions into the space around us. Concurrently, brainwaves are measured to have properties of strong electromagnetic and acoustic signals which are running through neuro synapses in the brain.
The impact of external fields, such as electromagnetic radiation of new communication technologies and noise pollution in urban areas, and mechanical vibrations all make an impact on the human body and perception. While being exposed to electromagnetic pollution, radiation, and microwave weaponry in our current technologized world, the human organs change their patterns, and the biological rhythms are being affected in multiple ways.
The brainwaves which carry the parameters determining human health are being tapped into by technology, causing arrhythmic behaviour and electronic apathy. Among the often overlooked problems caused by contemporary technologies are the hazards of electromagnetic pollution, which are arguably more threatening than climate change. The hazards from electromagnetic pollution (or EMF pollution) can take various forms. It can be electrical hazards, fire hazards, biological hazards, and DNA fragmentation. Electrified objects, fields and bodies of the invisible world interact and create emerging movements, patterns and super-sensory phenomena.
Pareidolia is a phenomenon when the brain recognises an object, pattern, sound, or meaning where there is none. Seeing faces in the clouds, hearing voices in the static noise. In this case study, the aforementioned elements interact and create subliminal associations and shapes. They give way to an emergent abstracted thought process, in which internal patterns are seeking to build a link with recognized surroundings.
Techniseptic is using sound therapy practices, field and body scanning in order to bridge atmospheric toxicity and healing. The album’s compositions are like medicinal soundscapes performed as a séance session, scanning for synchronicities in and between coexisting internal body parameters and external stimuli, thoughts and wireless transmissions, mood, breathing, and oscillating electronic devices.
What is it like to be hearing a thought going through another object?
Or perhaps even what is the sound of afterlife?
A variety of traditions, religions and institutions throughout history have been using frequencies and methods to affect the human individual in various forms. From all sorts of priests and shamans around the world using chants to heal, foresee, and transcend, to current new age preachers hypnotizing the viewers through the mass media and new military technologies using destructive frequency methods of crowd control and invisibly implanting voices into people’s heads from a distance. Scientists are successfully analyzing how monks and athletes get into “flow states” and trancelike conditions by changing their brainwaves and heart rhythms. New biometrical replication techniques collecting health samples, learning to clone voice, heart rate, brain patterns, and dreams, and then feeding them back to the subject, create multi-layered humanoid conditions in contemporary society.
The way that communism and the ideas of the Soviet Union manifested in the historical context of Lithuania was influenced by the first techno-religion, Russian cosmism. Emerging in the early 20th century, it had a strong ideological and aesthetic expression. Everyday objects were presented to Lithuania and the rest of Soviet society as transcendental and transhuman; inventions were illustrated with mechanisms that had nothing to do with them, and design was ruled by the “sacred geometry of Universe” saturated with spirituality. People were offered an idea to develop an individual “cosmic” relation to their everyday tools, thus giving them a ritual use. (A vacuum cleaner bearing the name of the planet Saturn, or a slide projector called Sputnik.)
In the meantime, the relation between technology and ritual in the Western world was based on techno-metaphysics and functioned essentially as a show, producing short-term, ephemeral effects. Scientology and similar institutions used technology to suspend their subject in the state of belief-waiting and enlightenment-healing. The new age movements are asking uncanny questions like: can wireless electricity start healing pain someday? What do all the cosmic energies flowing through our bodies every day do to human perception? How to detoxify yourself via external frequencies using minds, stones, or instruments?
The project Techniseptic was presented in exhibitions and the performance Pareidolic bodies was performed in:
The Museum of Kyoto, Japan (2023)
Arka gallery, Vilnius (2022)
Jauna Muzika Festival Vilnius (2020)
Project Space Festival Berlin (2019)
Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2018)
Ujazdowsky Castle for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2018)