spiderlogic


spiderlogic

2017

in-situ improvised kinetic and sound installation

diverse materials and objects found on-site, rope, stretch cord, iron columns as electromagnets, HVAC sound distribution system, mechanical actuators, stepper motors, custom microcontroller network, custom software


A constantly evolving vocabulary of ideas, techniques and materials for large-scale site-specific installations. These works are systems in which electro-physical devices, circuitry and computer code are cut-and-pasted to generate complex behaviours. Spiderlogic combines ad-hoc architecture, intuitive physics, and informal engineering.


Curated by Eric Mattson at Action Art Actuel (St. Jean-sur-Richelieu QC). Read the exhibition text by Eric Mattson.



video documentation, 2017

camera: Ian Cameron  •  sound: Peter Flemming  •  editing: Ian Cameron

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