Drone 1 at Serial Space Now

Thursday 24th February, 2011

A series of ons and offs, 0s and 1s. Are we figures or figures? The boundaries between the real world and the digital are blurring at an alarming rate.

I was recently invited to create a new interactive sculpture for Dorkbot Sydney’s Group Show 2011 taking place at Serial Space near Central Station, Sydney from Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th February (12-5pm). Drop by and check out this new work alongside others by Luke Calarco, Jiann Hughes, Ross Manning, Wade Marynowsky and Michael Petchkovsky. A barbecue and artist talks by myself and most of the other artists will follow, beginning at 12:00 on Sunday 27th.

Drone 1 has been created in copper, a material growing in demand exponentially alongside digital technology. Those interacting with the work use a simple switch to transition electroluminescent figures between their 0 and 1 states. Drone 1’s sound is a processing and amplification of the inverters which drive these figures.

Dorkbot Sydney is an Australian chapter of Dorkbot; an  international network of ‘people doing strange things with electricity’. Special thanks to Pia van Gelder for curating the show.

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