Network Study XIV – Flash

by Network Ensemble

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    As heard live at Design Museum in May 2018. Download includes a HQ scan (600DPI) of the Risograph print collecting the research behind the project.
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  • Network Study XIV – Flash, double-sided Risograph print (A3)
    Poster/Print + Digital Album

    A poster analysing the events preceding, surrounding and following the Flash Crash of May 6, 2010, from the story of a home-trader triggering the fastest crash on US stock markets ever, through the tensions of a changing European political and economical landscape, to the commentary of financial speculators at the time of the drop.

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As heard live at Design Museum in May 2018.

Network Study XIV – FLASH reads the event of the Flash Crash of May 6, 2010 as a crucial accident on financial markets and a moment of rupture in an politically intense time for Europe.

MAY 6, 2010
Against a backdrop of street protests and violent clashes in Athens, Greece, result of the approval of European-backed austerity measures and socio-economical policies aimed at preventing the country's default on loan payments, a Flash Crash (2.32—2.57PM) wipes a trillion dollars from US stock markets.
Half a decade later, a trader called Navinder Sarao is arrested in London, UK and extradited to be prosecuted in the US for causing the crash. He’s accused of inflating the financial markets and profiting from it, thus triggering a domino reaction, by trading with hacked software from his home WiFi connection and PC.

MAY 6, 2018
The Network Ensemble collects wireless network data from the original location and in the same time-span of the trading activity that caused the Flash Crash eight years earlier.
Alongside US Stock Market trading data for the day, this information is translated into sound and accompanied by the live commentary from the trading pits and the sound recordings from the riotous streets of Athens. A sonic battleground that echoes an unprecedented moment in history.


released June 1, 2018

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Network Ensemble London, UK

Data-noise duo preoccupied with the friction between networks & power structures.

Translating data captured from communication and financial networks into audiovisual signals, using custom hardware and software. This information is covertly obtained from locations where network infrastructure & structures of power intersect.

The Network Ensemble is the sound unit of the Demystification Committee
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