de/Rastra is an audio/visual performance incorporating a hacked CRT television, glitchy soundscapes, projected visuals, and dynamic lighting.

de/Rastra

Oscillographic Synthesizer

By way of building, bending, and coding, de/Rastra shows the effects of altering the anatomical makeup of a CRT television, revealing the hidden potentials of the technology through the repurposing and restructuring of its own ability. Through hacking and exploiting the capabilities intrinsic to all CRT devices, the technology becomes repurposed as a performative interface, breaking down the device’s ‘consumption only’ nature. The performer is given control over the technology by removing it from the intended application and forcing it into an active state through a combination of physical and mental effort.