NKD research
Photon Theatre


NKD research
Photon Theatre

2016

residency research, prototypes, maquettes

dimensions: variable

diverse


Photos of research-in-process while in residency at NKD - Nordisk Kunstnarsenter in Dale, Norway, Winter 2016.

light/sound pendulum experiment
solar cells as audio input

improvised charcoal oven
Oven made from tin can to carbonize (turn into charcoal) various organic materials in wood-stove and/or open fire. These materials were tested as

possible lightbulb filament - carbonized string
Carbonized string made in improvised charcoal oven (above).

charcoal resistance
Charcoal made in improvised oven (above) being tested for electrical properties (electrical resistance) and suitability as incandescent light-bulb filament. (It was not suitable).

light projection experiments
Studio experimentation in simple optics.

studio photos
Studio workstation for electronics, programming.
Exterior of studio at night, showing projection experiments.


related

Pendulum Music On A Long Thin Wire

2012

performance installation

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

Vibrations and Waves
pendulums

2010

maquette / prototype

Maquette for Pendulum Music On A Long Thin Wire. Swinging pendulums, oscillating electromagnets, pickup coils, rhythmic phasing. After Steve Reich and Alvin Lucier.

spiderlogic

2017

in-situ improvised kinetic and sound installation

Spiderlogic. Ad-hoc architecture, intuitive physics, informal engineering.

Irrational Orchestration (spiderlogic)
Rouyn-Noranda version

2016

in-situ improvised kinetic and sound installation

This iteration of the Irrational Orchestration series is a room-scale kinetic sound installation with visual, structural and/or sonic activation of all gallery surfaces gallery surfaces (wall, ceiling, floor). Undulating suspended objects interact with mechanically modulated light to generate a soundtrack of arhythmic/rhythmic tension.

IO (prototype)
Tallinn

2014

experiment / prototype / rehearsal

First publicly presented working prototype of IO in Rhizope exhibition, Tallinn, Estonia, May 2014.

Irrational Orchestration
demonstrations: experiments with vibrating bars + resonators

2014 - current

experiment / prototype / rehearsal

Testing material and acoustic qualities of various objects.

Irrational Orchestration
studio rehearsals, research images, materials tests

2013 - current

experiment / prototype / rehearsal

Documentation of studio rehearsals, research images, materials tests for Irrational Orchestration.

Irrational Orchestration
demonstration: electromagnetic oscillator

2013

experiment / prototype / rehearsal

Prototype for axon/vibrational strutcural element.