Unknown Object

Unknown Object

Sep 24, 2016

Random 3D model downloaded and reduced to a single vector. That reduction is undone one vector at a time until a form begins to take shape. A wireframe is then extracted from the model, and passed to a Grasshopper definition that automatically calculates and models the nodes.

The nodes are fabricated with a 3d printer. The vectors are measured and aluminium pipe is cut to those dimensions. The pipe and their respective nodes are fitted together.

I never know what the model is or where it comes from.

Lacuna

Lacuna

Sep 14, 2016

Missing segment in book or manuscript. Cavity or depression, especially in bone. 3D anatomical models. Screen prints.

The Darkest Points

The Darkest Points

Feb 25, 2014

2014 – ongoing. Series of photogrammes. 325mm x 325mm.

Plots of the darkest points in the night sky. The computer takes photographs of the night sky and examines each pixel for its luminance level. It then joins the darkest points to make constellations. The results are plotted with a green laser on black and white photographic paper in the dark room.

Signal

Signal

Aug 8, 2011

Computer controlled bank of signal generators that speaks by modulating sine waves to match the frequencies of the human voice. Each voice consists of 4 generators, each of which produce waves within a different band of frequencies. Signal sings out a text of its own composition.

Twilight

Twilight

Jun 1, 2010

A specific moment, location and direction as an object.

Photograph taken at sunset. Pixels rearranged according to hue. Image then proportionally down-sampled to 12 colours. Object constructed according to those proportions.

Metropolis

Metropolis

May 29, 2010

2009 – ongoing. Series of digital inkjet prints. 1000mm x 1000mm.

Photographs of urban architecture rearranged according to the HSL – Hue, Saturation and Lightness – values of the individual pixels.

Kosmos

Kosmos

Mar 11, 2008

Pencil on paper. Plots of the brightest points in the night sky. The computer takes photographs of the night sky and examines each pixel for its luminance level. It then joins the brightest points to make asterisms which it sends out to the plotter.

Voice

Voice

Apr 14, 2007

In the initial analysis phase Voice examines English texts and calculates the overall probability of each phonetic being spoken. It also analyses – for each phonetic – which of the other phonetics are more likely to precede and follow it.

In the articulation phase – during exhibitions – it applies the overall probability table to bias a random generator and constructs a seed sentence. It speaks this sentence through a bank of 44 speakers. Each speaker being associated with one particular phonetic.

Using the proximity probability tables, it then rearranges the phonetics in that sentence into more comfortable positions. It speaks the sentence again. It does this until it gets bored and then generates a completely new seed sentence.

My thanks to Ania Babiek for her voice.