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.
Tags: Copper, David Kirkpatrick, Dorkbot, Drone 1, Electroluminescent, interactive, Jiann Hughes, Luke Calarco, Michael Petchkovsky, Pia van Gelder, Ross Manning, Sculpture, Serial Space, Sydney, Wade Marynowsky