spiderlogic (i)


in-situ improvised kinetic / sound installation

dimensions: variable

materials: diverse materials and objects found on-site, rope, stretch cord, ceiling-mounted mechanical actuators, stepper motors, custom microcontroller network, custom software

Floating ladders, chairs, tables as both found-object marionettes and structural sound transducers. Lighting is influenced by parasitic mechanical extensions to the gallery dimmers. The ordinary electricity of swaying light bulbs is photo-voltaically transformed into a pulsing floor of sound. Ceiling-mounted mechanical manipulators in each corner of the space aperiodically perturb the network of undulating object actors. Moving shadows fall on a series of wall-mounted light-sensitive oscillators which electromagnetically activate a very long thin wire, amplified to emanate a shimmering, eerie polyphony.

IO (formerly Irrational Orchestration) is a series developed broadly as schematic guidelines for improvised installations, rather than pre-determined finished artwork. This iteration is a room-scale kinetic sound installation with visual, structural and/or sonic activation of all surfaces (wall, ceiling, floor).

Irrational Orchestration, video documentation, 2016

This version of Irrational Orchestration appeared in the exhibition Les Transformables at L'Écart (Rouyn-Noranda, QC) curated by Eric Mattson.
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