Physical Works represented in wood, metal and electronic components with the primary focus being upon the interaction between digital and physical spaces.
Acoustic Spring Instrument 2020
Wood, metal, tension springs, double bass strings, amplifier and x2 bass transducers. Moveable sculpture and performance instrument.
The Acoustic Spring Instrument is a three level resonance chamber made of maple and tiger plywood. The bottom chamber holds two 100W bass transducers that are powered by a 300W amplifier accessible from the outside. The middle chamber holds an array of 16 contact microphones that pick up the sound from the top chamber. The top and largest chamber contains 20 tension springs, these springs vibrate and respond to the sound waves moving through the instrument.
The cover of the instrument features a maple and plywood double bass that can be played with either the accompanying bow or one's hands.
The base of the instrument features three levers that interact with the springs within the instrument.
Forest of 1000 Lights 2018
Woods, rope, string, LED Balloon Lights, Audio Amplifiers
This project was a collaboration with artist Nick Maiorana and was setup for one night only during the outdoor arts festival "Woods Project" in rural Hancock, Vermont US.
Over 1200 individual LED Balloon Lights were attached to strings and strung up over ~5 acres of forested mountainside. Larger RGB panels were scattered throughout the same area. These lights were accompanied by a series of large amplifiers that broadcast ambient beats throughout.
As this was an ephemeral project, by the following day, all of the lights had run out of batteries. The entire site was disassembled over the course of the next week and the forest was returned to normal.
Cool Ascii Boxes 2017
Wood, metal, raspberry PI and LCD panel. Wall mountable and desktop offline website website in a box.
Cool Ascii Boxes are a companion project to Cool Ascii, a website art project that loads images from a catalog of rejected film photos taken during 2001 - 2008. The photos are shown on the screen at random lengths and in random order dependent upon a random string generated upon access or startup.
The boxes themselves contain an offline version of the website as an executable file that is launched when the box is plugged in. The boxes will run indefinitely once plugged in.
This project was shown by Mary Sky at Spectrum Miami in 2017.
Sound to Art Machine v2 2014
Wood, metal, electronics, paper and mica. Moveable sculpture and performance project.
The Sound to Art Machine is the second version of a device that converts any audio into an image represented by Mica Pigment, Gold Leaf or Brass affixed to 13" x 19" Vellum with Shellac. The process is analog with a series of punch cards containing 50+ steps that provide directions to the operator. The machine decides the color, orientation and design of the final image and no two are exactly alike.
The machine itself consists of Dual resonance chambers each containing a 450W subwoofer. The sound waves are focused to a smaller resonance chamber located beneath the center of the paper. This smaller chamber contains a series of small holes that attract the sound to specific parts of the paper. The sound waves vibrate the pigment to create images on the paper.