I am walking around with a permanent pout at the moment because nothing seems to be working…! However, that’s an aside as ‘pout’ is also the subject of a piece I’m working on. I’m planning to see how many cow tendon’s it takes to make a massive pair of collagen jelly lips. At the moment [...]
Archive for July, 2006
Israel is bombing Lebanon, 60 civilians dead, and I am still trying to make speakers out of bones. Iraq is bloody, Australia won’t sign Kyoto but its too late anyway and I am still trying to make speakers out of bones. One wave follows the next. Each time it sounds an explosion along the sand [...]
Oh… It seems as if we were mistaken about the bones. It turns out that the noise was coming from the high voltage generator and the alfoil shielding. A major downer as we really thought we were onto something. Perhaps the ears are not the best sensors after all.
Initially it was quite disheartening as we kept thinking that we had a result only to discover that there was some kind of electromagnetic interference effecting the sensor and what we were seeing was not bone vibration after all. This was not helped by the fact that, to begin with, we were working in a [...]
Will and I have been working pretty solidly on the the bone speakers for the past three weeks. Firstly, to prepare the transducers we coated the bone sections with conductive silver paint and then attached electrodes with silver loaded epoxy. We also prepared some sections of dried tendon in the same way.
One of the residents at SymbioticA, Marie-Pier Boucher is researching the ‘artificial uterus’. Recently she hosted an artificial uterus dinner party to which all the guests were asked to bring an artificial uterus dish. Adele Varco and I made the instant meals in clear vinyl gloves, pictured below. There were two versions, sweet and savory. [...]
Right after I got back to Perth I presented at the Metaphors and Misunderstandings Symposium, organised by SymbioticA. The title of the symposium got me thinking about the role of metaphor in what I am doing. I started to think about the necessary reciprocality involved in the structure of metaphor – the fact that describing [...]
Wow, its been a long time in between posts. I ran out of time at the end of my trip and then when I got back to Perth it was straight back into it again with a vengance. My flat still looks like a bomb hit it and my desk at SymbioticA is not much [...]