Instrumentation, variations

2012 - 2014

series of site-variable kinetic audio installation

Site specific variations of Instrumentation presented internationally in France, Norway, Québec, Portugal, Slovenia and Italy from 2012 to 2014. Variation no. 3 (Chicoutimi) and Variation no. 8 (Québec City) are the most divergent.

Pendulum Music On A Long Thin Wire

2012

performance installation

Swinging pendulums, oscillating electromagnets, pickup coils, rhythmic phasing. After Steve Reich and Alvin Lucier.

Leak To Lower Lazy Levitating Load (prototype)

2007

prototype for solar-powered kinetic installation

This is a system for levitation. Mass and gravity are employed in order to lethargically levitate a load until it is hovering at a distance equal to its own height.

Water Water, Teeter Totter

2001

kinetic

A water teeter totter. Precursor to levitation machines.

Switch

2001

kinetic

Variation of Perch. Precursor to levitation machines.

Perch

2001

kinetic

Variation of Switch.

Cycle

2000

maquette for kinetic installation

How does repetitive orderly motion generate chaotic behaviour? Cycle is an untethered double pendulum, a two-body problem.

Why Do Machines Think They Are Human?

1999

kinetic video installation

Mechanical-digital video surveillance. Installed in a closet. It makes a recording of everyone who comes to see it, and plays it back to them later (apologies to Don Ihde).

DVCR

1999

kinetic video

DVCR

One Thousand Tiny Blows

1999

kinetic

The goal is to eventually poke through the floor.

Daysleepers (OUT888)

1998

emergent behaviour-based installation maquette

Nocturnal machines.

Boot

1998

performance installation

Performance in which live CCTV images of a face and ass taunt a kicking machine, and get kicked.