Irrational Orchestration (spiderlogic)

Rouyn-Noranda version


2016

in-situ improvised kinetic and sound installation

dimensions: variable

diverse materials + stepper motors, Raspberry Pi, Arduino microcontroller network, custom software


Irrational Orchestration is a series of works that are being developed broadly as schematic guidelines for improvised installations, rather than pre-determined finished pieces. This iteration is a room-scale kinetic sound installation with visual, structural and/or sonic activation of all gallery surfaces gallery surfaces (wall, ceiling, floor) where undulating suspended objects interact with mechanically modulated light to generate a soundtrack of arhythmic/rhythmic tension.

The gallery lighting system is mechanically extended and controlled. This set-up can be retro-fitted to most standard artist centre lighting systems.

Ladder as both structural sound transducer and found-object marionette. Just visible upper-mid background is one of four corner, ceiling mounted mechanical puppeteers which aperiodically perturb the network of swaying object actors. Their moving shadows fall on a series of wall-mounted light-sensitive oscillators, some of which can be pictured at right, as well as an electromagnetically activated very long thin wire.

Part of the exhibition Les Transformables at L'Écart (Rouyn-Noranda, QC) curated by Eric Mattson.

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