404.zero RU

pres. Jetlag & 1.0

November 22, 2019

Room A

November 22, 2019

November 23, 2019



Media artist Kristina Karpysheva and audiovisual designer Aleksandr Letsius (St. Petersburg, Russia)


Live A/V, audiovisual architecture, generative art, installation, hardware, live coding


Jetlag, A/V installation The Brooklyn Mirage.



This accomplished and ever-ambitious duo of A/V architects and toolmakers cook up mind-altering experiences in generative art that require expertise in math, coding and the science of sound. By creating mesmerizing digital matter of frighteningly porous frontiers exclusively through TouchDesigner and modular gear, they push back the limits of a footage and sample-free language that is opulent and breathtakingly singular. Taking as starting points their most irrepressible fascinations with death, the unknown and the cosmos, they craft thrilling, precise, painterly code-art that broaches big philosophical questions and provides mesmerizing though highly speculative answers.

Together, Kristina and Aleksandr create modern generative art and innovative tools that raise the bar on the synergistic possibilities of visuals and sound. Media artist Kristina has been integrating multidimensional features, performers and theatrical acts to her A/V exploits since 2015. Aleksandr co-founded the Tundra collective, which produces large-scale A/V installations. Since meeting at Moscow’s Mars Contemporary Art Centre in 2016, they’ve collaborated on a slew of immersive affairs, always up for the challenge of conjuring new things—modular music, generative visuals and TouchDesigner tools. Since then, these cross-disciplinary wizards have also created Zerror, an impressively comprehensive and customizable performance tool for TouchDesigner.

Given their immaculate rep for shaking up paradigms in modern generative art, it was only a matter of time before these digital diviners brought their modular memories of an opulent and disembodied future to MUTEK México. (mutek.org)


404.zero arrives to MUTEK MX with the Latin American premiere of Jetlag, an audiovisual installation that mixes the sounds of modular synths with graphics generated in real time through random algorithms. Without samples or loops, but by using math, coding, electrical signals, and instinct, 404.zero will expand our minds with this no-mans-land in which the biological clock and the logic of time are knocked off balance through intense audiovisual surges.

1.0 presented by Cerveza Corona

With the altered geometry of 1.0, an installation that works as a cubic passage filled by an intense audiovisual flicker, 404.zero seeks to destroy the notion of reality by opening a portal to the unexplored, inspired by piercing questions: is the work of “The Creator” comparable to the work to survive that human beings undertake? Yes, 404.zero gets to the core of things.

The physical-mental-spiritual journey of 1.0 is also an innovative installation based on generative art, with a mix of laser lighting, audio and random algorithms in real time. Before arriving to Mexico for its premiere in Latin America, 1.0 blew minds at the Aranya Art Center in China.

Corona seeks to promote projects and platforms that inspire us and provoke us to overlook the obstacles, to speak louder than those who say “this will not work”, and to understand that no barrier has stopped us before, and no barrier will ever do so. #Desfronterízate


Ryoichi Kurokawa
Refik Anadol
Deena Abdelwahed