‘azimat untuk algoritma’, translated from Malay to mean “amulets for algorithms”, is a work based off an ongoing series of speculative fiction on imagined communities in Singapore. the work comprises of a set of amulets made for computers to “install” or allow for spirits to inhabit a machine at the interest of protecting it.
bani haykal experiments with text + music.
As an artist, composer and musician, bani considers music (making / processes) as material and his projects investigate modes of interfacing and interaction with feedback / feedforward mechanisms. He is a member of b-quartet.
Manifestations of his research culminate into works of various forms encompassing installation, poetry and performance. In his capacity as a collaborator and a soloist, bani has participated in festivals including MeCA Festival (Japan), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Media/Art Kitchen (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Japan), Liquid Architecture and Singapore International Festival of Arts (Singapore) among others.
His current work frames encryption as a process and basis for human-machine intimacy in both personal and public domains, by navigating interfaces such as a QWERTY keyboards and various autonomous machines as mediums of interactivity.
︎ banihaykal.wordpress.com︎ @fdbckfdfwd︎ soundcloud.com/banihaykal︎ banihaykal.bandcamp.com
Hidden fragments upload. Find them by exploring the virtual environments accessible at the exhibition space. Visit bits.negentropicfields.info and input the alphanumeric code to access your archive.
Bani Haykal Audio-visual December 2020
wav files - mainchamber, chamber_one to seven and main radio spoken
Bani Haykal Audio-visual October 2020
References shared during the third conversation.
Azimat / wafak, Iranian and Malay amulets
Bani Haykal Resource September 2020