Wood, servo motors, microcontroller, contact microphones, audio amplifiers, speaker wire, fishing line.
Scale presents a struggling vertibraic object scratching the floor, it is always moving but not getting anywhere, as the viewer approaches the object it moves faster but can not escape its situation. Placed along the walls are 16 to 20 sound amplifiers broadcasting the sounds of the object's attempts at self-determined mobility. Under the object's outer branches sound is picked up using contact microphones, which are linked to the sound amplifiers through a network of audio cables. The reactive and kinetic components are comprised of a light sensor embedded in the object, servo motors and a microcontroller. Together these elements make up a primitive sensing and responding system alluding to our own more complex internal systems of perception and action.
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Acknowledgements: Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council; photo credit: Erika Lincoln
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