in-situ improvised kinetic and sound installation

dimensions: variable

diverse materials and objects found on-site, rope, stretch cord, iron columns as electromagnets, HVAC sound distribution system, mechanical actuators, stepper motors, custom microcontroller network, custom software

A constantly evolving vocabulary of ideas, techniques and materials for large-scale site-specific installations. These works are systems in which electro-physical devices, circuitry and computer code are cut-and-pasted to generate complex behaviours. Spiderlogic combines ad-hoc architecture, intuitive physics, and informal engineering.

Exhibition text by Eric Mattson.

Curator: Eric Mattson

Venue: Action Art Actuel, ST. Jean-sur-Richelieu QC

video documentation, 2017


Irrational Orchestration



in-situ improvised kinetic and sound installation

This iteration of the Irrational Orchestration series is a room-scale kinetic sound installation with visual, structural and/or sonic activation of all gallery surfaces gallery surfaces (wall, ceiling, floor). Undulating suspended objects interact with mechanically modulated light to generate a soundtrack of arhythmic/rhythmic tension.

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Oroboros of Alternating Current

Headlands research / Convolutions series


residency research, prototypes, maquettes, experiments in electromagneticks and architecture

Objects dance erratically in an intense, fluctuating electromagnetic field of a coiled extension cord, the head and tail of which are plugged into a custom three-headed oroboros cable. Research from a summer residency at the Headlands Centre in California.

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Barracks Bricollage / Casernes couper-coller

Headlands research: sound / building studies for new work


residency research, prototypes, maquettes

Documentation of studies and experiments in sound/acoustics and architecture/building using materials found mostly on site as an artist in residence at the Headlands Center, California, summer 2014.

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2014 - current

collaborative open-source hardware research project

The neuromime is an electronic model of an organic nerve cell that can be interconnected in chains and loops.

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