My Virtual Mermaid

Natural Field Recordings

An auditive performance and art project, which focuses on our relation to signals, notifications, and alarms through the use of sampling, distortion, and mixing techniques.

If the digital world is a sea of information, malicious software and computer viruses are sirens – apparently charming water creatures that are actually terrible monsters that sing sweet, magical songs to lure their victims. This project stands at the crossroads of psychoacoustics, political critique and sound healing. It uses sampling, distortion, and mixing techniques to pose critical questions about our relation to the signals, notifications and alarms that aurally demarcate our digital world.

Lisa Bador (Germany)

Lisa Marie Bador is a French-German philosopher, writer and musician. She received a master degree in History of Philosophy from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, as well as a master degree in French Literature from the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 together with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Resident of Backsteinboot, an artist community and event space based in Berlin-Spandau, she produces music under the name Lichtenberg Syndrom. Currently translating Shintaro Miyazaki’s book “Digitalität Tanzen” from German into French, she plans to start a thesis in Media Sciences under his direction, with the aim of highlighting the political stakes of cybernetics through modeling and game theory. Her first poetic text, “Yes future; Experimental Urban Cryptology”, will be available online in a few weeks, under the name Lisa Maria Weiland.