Martin Backes

B-Seite meets Port25: What do machines sing of?


Martin Backes (born 1977 in Rosenheim, Germany) is a Berlin-based artist, innovator, creative technologist, designer, hacker and composer. He studied Media Art & Design as well as Sound Studies at the University of Arts in Berlin. In his works, he often uses media technologies to reflect certain functionalities, effects, ideologies and human perception. Backes cross-border and experimental field of activity in the intermediate area of art and science ranges from sculptural and multimedia sound works to interventions in public spaces and installations, as well as radio plays and computer/video works. His work has been shown at numerous international exhibitions and festivals: CTM (DE), BIAN/Elektra (CA), EMAF (DE), New Aesthetic Expo (NL), Mediamatic Amsterdam (NL), MuseumsQuartier Wien (AT), TEDx (ES), International Spy Museum (US), Belgrade City Museum (RS), Mochvara Gallery (HR).