Chorus for Untrained Operator is an audiovisual instrument made from discarded electronics rewired to emphasize their musical properties. The ensemble is controlled through the patch bay of a 1940s Western Electric switchboard.
The Institute for Interanimation creates research and artistic work focused on the interplay between new technologies and human experience. ii was formed by Mona Kasra and Peter Bussigel at the University of Virginia in 2016 and it continues as a loose collective of artists, builders, theorists, performers, and technologists. ii projects are called phases. We are currently in phase 4.
TRaNsMOGRiFiER is a downgrade shop for turning things into thingsTR. Drop something off for transmogrification – an indeterminate process that often involves people, cardboard, electronics, and hot glue. ThingsTR will be returned when finished. There is no charge, but transmogrification is irreversible.
One Room is a site specific performance/installation created for the RISD: Locally Made exhibition. By knocking on the slats of the exhibition space’s walls, the room becomes a microtonal marimba. The sounds, captured and looped at changing intervals, evolve over the course of the hour into a rhythmic cloud. A single string is stretched from each mallet hit point, in the order they were played, visually tracing the sequence.