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DEMONS is an audiovisual performance replaying the first stock market crash to be caused by algorithmic trading, occurred on October 19, 1987 and known as Black Monday. The piece explores confirmation bias in algorithmic trading.

On that day, responding to a set of strange and seemingly unconnected events unfolding at the time of market opening, the computers of institutional investors on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) executed a number of quick trades in order to protect the values of their portfolios against volatile market conditions.

As algorithms followed a herd trading logic dictated by the technical analysis of each others' trading patterns, a domino effect was triggered. Large sums of money were lost as the communications systems of the NYSE were overwhelemed by the amount of trading orders submitted by the algorithms, "demons of our own design".

DEMONS was performed on the 31st anniversary of Black Monday, using custom software to translate NYSE trading data from October 19, 1987 into sound.

2019 (solo)
NETWORK ENSEMBLE
GLUQBAR, milan
(release)
Flash Demons
MILLE PLATEAUX
2018 (live)
Radical Networks
SPEKTRUM, berlin
(streaming)
IMPAKT Festival
HET HUIS, utrecht
  1. DEMONS is an audiovisual performance replaying the first stock market crash to be caused by algorithmic trading, occurred on October 19, 1987 and known as Black Monday. The piece explores confirmation bias in algorithmic trading.

    On that day, responding to a set of strange and seemingly unconnected events unfolding at the time of market opening, the computers of institutional investors on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) executed a number of quick trades in order to protect the values of their portfolios against volatile market conditions.

    As algorithms followed a herd trading logic dictated by the technical analysis of each others' trading patterns, a domino effect was triggered. Large sums of money were lost as the communications systems of the NYSE were overwhelemed by the amount of trading orders submitted by the algorithms, "demons of our own design".

    DEMONS was performed on the 31st anniversary of Black Monday, using custom software to translate NYSE trading data from October 19, 1987 into sound.

2018

Demons

the DEMYSTIFICATION COMMITTEE studies the intensities of late capitalism, engaging with its networks, interfaces and excesses; it is chaired from london and berlin;

chair@demystification.co,
@dmstfctn, @dmstfctn

2021.1.6 (live)
INTERFACE CHAOS LIVE
CAFE OTO, london
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2020 (live)
CTM 2020 x TRANSMEDIALE
BERGHAIN, berlin
(solo)
OFFSHORE MATTERS
AKSIOMA, ljubljana
(interview)
INTERFACE CHAOS
NERO
(screening)
INTERFACE CHAOS
FORUM STADTPARK, graz
(streaming)
Moneylab #8
AKSIOMA
(focus group)
RAVENSBOURNE UNIVERSITY
london
BA ARCHITECTURE
RAVENSBOURNE UNIVERSITY, london
2019 (solo)
NETWORK ENSEMBLE
GLUQBAR, milan
(group show)
A SCHOOL OF SCHOOLS
C-MINE, genk
PORTO DESIGN BIENNIAL
TRINDADE, porto
A SCHOOL OF SCHOOLS
LUMA, arles
EMERGENCE
LCC, london
(screening)
Ø.29
CORSICA STUDIOS, london
INTERFACE CHAOS
TRUST, berlin
ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW
THE MONTPELIER, london
(live)
DESIGNING TIME
DESIGN MUSEUM, london
(residency)
DESIGN SYSTEMS
SHARED INSTITUTE, porto
(release)
Flash Demons
MILLE PLATEAUX
(focus group)
WEISSENSEE HOCHSCHULE
berlin
MA VISUAL COMMUNICATION
WEISSENSEE HOCHSCHULE, berlin
MA GRAPHIC MEDIA DESIGN
LCC, london
2018 (group show)
4th Istanbul Design BIENNIAL
ARTER, istanbul
Projected.Capital
ROEHRS & BOETSCH, zurich
Situation #111
FOTOMUSEUM, winterthur
transmediale face value
HKW, berlin
DIGITAL DESIGN WEEKEND
V&A, london
(live)
Radical Networks
SPEKTRUM, berlin
transmediale face value
HKW, berlin
Borderline Festival
ONASSIS STEGI, athens
Alt-Age
DESIGN MUSEUM, london
(streaming)
IMPAKT Festival
HET HUIS, utrecht
Automated Lands
NEW INSTITUTE, rotterdam
Automated Landscapes
HET NIEUWE INSTITUUT, rotterdam
MoneyLab #4
SOMERSET HOUSE, london
(talk)
Alt-Age
DESIGN MUSEUM, london
Something or Other
LCC, london
transmediale face value
HKW, berlin
(interview)
BUON PARADISO FISCALE A TUTTI
NOT
(writing)
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF
SCHLOSS-POST
THE OFFSHORE ECONOMIST
RIZOSFERA
(focus group)
MONEYLAB #4
SOMERSET HOUSE, london
2017 (live)
transmediale vorspiel
NON, berlin
Inside Terrain Vague
UMLAUT, london
(talk)
the influencers
CCCB, barcelona
(group show)
rundgang
UDK, berlin
holding space
THE BRICK CUBE, london
uncertainty playground
LCC, london
(residency)
Vilem Flusser Residency Program
berlin
(focus group)
london design festival
LCC, london
Vilem Flusser Residency Program
berlin
Vilem Flusser Residency Program
PRETIUMOFFICES, berlin
(release)
SELECTED NETWORK STUDIES
NUKFM
2016 (screening)
DELEUZE STUDIES
ROMA TRE UNIVERISTY, rome
(release)
CHAOS VARIATION I
NUKFM