Norman Fairbanks is an ambient audio concept and video artist based in Berlin. He amalgamates, alienates and processes artefacts from the vast panopticon of American mass media with found noise, field recordings and audio counterfeits in order to create a neo-expressionist witness and reflection of contemporary American culture in video and sound. His work includes more than 20 self-releases, soundtracks for games and film as well as generative music systems such as the 'Kling Klang Machine‘ app that he developed for Germany’s electronic pioneers Kraftwerk. In the first episode of STRRR’s new MONO series, Norman Fairbanks talks and explains three snippets of his own “Counterfeit” video works that can be also watched on YouTube in their entirety.
Photo by Luci Lux, interview by Max Dax, DOP & editing by Richard G. Brzozowski, camera 2 by Luci Lux, animations by TOPE, introduction by Craig Holiday Haynes.