COVID-19 CREATIVE OUTLET: “Welcome to the Lockdome: 0 – 1 Binary Performance” by Nonceptualism and Northwoods


The World is experiencing a moment of stand-still during the events of Covid-19 pandemic. Surely it is affecting each one of us in many different ways. To some this means fear and uncertainty about the future, economic difficulties, to others – inspiration and time to create. This period brings ideas into surface, raises questions and debates about our healthcare and economic systems, ecological, political and social issues.

This is a series of posts featuring creative expressions made during the pandemics period, or previous works that are particularly relevant during these times of change.

Today we are sharing a video art piece “Welcome to the Lockdome: 0 – 1 Binary Performance” created collaboratively during lockdown, and seeking to express a planned, postponed live SHIFT performance by digital/binary means by UK conceptual artist Jeremy Gluck (Nonceptualism) and live coder Charlie Kramer (NorthWoods).

This piece is a response to the challenge of reinventing a physical performance art piece digitally for the online environment. Translations of texts concerning healing as art and digital emptiness into binary rendered into audiovisual output. Aporetic, tensive work addressing issues of machine-mediated communication.

Nonceptualism and Northwoods: Welcome to the Lockdome: 0 – 1 Binary Performance from Nonceptualism on Vimeo.

Jeremy Gluck – working as a neurodiverse, non-linear fine artist in digital art, film, installation and mixed media. Uncompromising works confront the viewer, encouraging a physical, sensitive, or conceptual experience of each. Radical artistic engagement is the mission statement. Embracing pre-conceptual mind-language art.  I reveal what I conceal, I
conceal what I reveal… 

Find out more about the artist on Instagram and Facebook.

NorthWoods (Charlie Kramer) is an experimental live coding project, producing.soothing and harsh soundscapes from digital oscillators, found sound, random numbers, numbers stations, musical and unmusical samples, and the speeches of Richard Nixon. Charlie is a member of Homestead recording artists Happy Flowers and has been performing as a musician since the 1970s, including shows at CBGBs and SXSW, and in the UK (including recording at the BBC), Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Yugoslavia, and Belgium.  

Ink drawing courtesy of Demian Johnston.


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