spiderlogic (ii)

spiderlogic (ii)


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


NKD research
Photon Theatre

residency research, prototypes, maquettes

Light as substance.

Column Coil
Headlands research: Oroboros of alternating current

residency research, prototypes, maquettes, experiments in electromagneticks and architecture

Objects dance erratically in an intense, fluctuating electromagnetic field of a coiled extension cord, the head and tail of which are plugged into a custom three-headed oroboros cable. Research from a summer residency at the Headlands Centre in California.

Barracks Bricollage
Headlands research: sound / building studies for new work

residency research, prototypes, maquettes

Documentation of studies and experiments in sound/acoustics and architecture/building using materials found mostly on site as an artist in residence at the Headlands Center, California, summer 2014.


collaborative open-source hardware research project

The neuromime is an electronic model of an organic nerve cell that can be interconnected in chains and loops.