experiment / prototype / rehearsal
materials: diverse materials
This prototype implementation of IO is a large network of metal rods interconnected by strong rare earth magnets. The installation is improvised on site, emerging as an erratic extension of both the space and the electricity from a single 220VAC receptacle. Found metal elements in the gallery such as water pipes, light fixtures, nails hidden under layers of paint, and window frames, are used as anchor points for the structure. Copper wire coils drawing raw electricity from a wall outlet harness the 50 cycle alternating current in order to subtly oscillate the assembly. The resulting vibrations are magnified with found acoustic resonators such as boxes, windows panes, plastic bottles and other containers.