Instrumentation


Instrumentation

2012

site-variable kinetic sound installation

dimensions: variable

piano strings, mechanical saltwater dimmer, plywood transducer table, electromagnetic pickups, stepper motor actuated light dimmer, hardware, electromagnetic coils, custom circuits, drums


A site variable kinetic audio installation. Light, electromagnetism and resonance figure centrally in Instrumentation, a sprawling kinetic sound installation in which these immaterial phenomena are manipulated by expressly material means. Exhibited internationally as a range of site-specific installations.


texts

exhibition_text_by_Nelson_Henricks_en.pdf

feuillet_texte_par_Nelson_Henricks_fr.pdf



Instrumentation, 2012

This video documents the first version (variation 0) of Instrumentation in the BIAN - International Digital Art Biennale of Montréal (venue: SKOL, Montréal, 2012). Three demonstration videos from 2011-2012 show in-progress, in-studio demonstrations of maquettes and techniques leading up to the installation. This work comes out of a long-term research project entitled Vibrations and Waves.

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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.

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Irrational Orchestration

2013 - current

research project

Irrational Orchestration is a series of works developed broadly as schematic guidelines for improvised installations, rather than pre-determined finished artwork.

Electromagnetism, intuitive/ad hoc architectural structures, absurdist extensions of building infrastructural systems (HVAC, electrical), hardware neural networks.

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Instrumentation demonstrations

2011 - 2012

series of experiments

In-studio rehearsals for what would become the a site variable kinetic audio installations Instrumentation and Instrumentation Variations. Video documentation showing experiments, maquettes and techniques coming out of a long-term research project entitled Vibrations and Waves.

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Vibrations and Waves

2010

research project

A compendium of experiments in electromagnetism, mechanical resonance, physics of sound vibrations. Documentation of work in the studio, residencies and exhibitions.

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