NSF (nous sommes fragiles) was formed in January 2004 when Nell Tenhaaf and John Kamevaar realized their shared interests in lo-fi representations and core features of electronic media such as signal processing, feedback, and "noise." Kamevaar brings to NSF a noise aesthetic and a history of live performance. He started using non-musical sounds such as microphone and guitar feedback in his compositions in the mid-1980s, with his experimental sound group Kaiser Nietzsche. He is an active member of the Toronto-based improvisation ensemble CCMC. Tenhaaf brings to NSF an interest in computing research that makes models of how agents with lifelike behaviours interact, among themselves and with us. Her participatory sculptures integrate low-resolution video, algorithmic functions, and Kamevaar’s electronic sound. She is represented in Toronto by Paul Petro Contemporary Art.

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