I Design 09

September 30, 2009

Transmission+Interference installation shown at i-design09 curated by Cybersonica and TINT. Old Cinema, University of Westminster, London – Thursday 24th September.

The installation is the result of out ongoing information and the direct outcome of one of our workshops.

Audio is transmitted via hacked laser pointers and received by photo-resistors and then amplified. Any action that disturbs the laser signal (i.e., blocks the path between transmitter and receiver) will therefore stop the audio transmission and adds noise to the amplification.

Out of the many ways to interfere with the signal we have used a copy of Duchamp’s ‘bicycle wheel’.  Which is seen as the first kinetic sculpture and offers a visual beautiful way to interact with the sonic installation. Influenced by Cage we made use of the constant rhythm created by the wheels spokes and added small pieces of card board to create a score of rhythms for the installation.

Here are some more images of the installation