Noise_Objects in Public Space

Abstract

“The technical object exists not only by virtue of its functioning in exterior devices (…) but by virtue of phenomena of which it is, itself, the centre. This is why it possesses a fecundity or non-saturation which grants it a progeny. …
Many abandoned technical objects are incomplete inventions which remain as an open-ended virtuality and could be taken up once more and given new life in another field according to the profound intention which informs them, that is, their technical essence.”
Gilbert Simondon. On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects. 1958.

A parallel attitude is present in the practices which generate the field of ‘arte povera’ (trash) and that of noise music. If a noiser uses what is considered disturbance, error, accident, as musical elements, a painter can make art of scrap, garbage and obsolete technology: in both cases a fundamental transformation of the symbolic value of the source material is actuated. Both present a form of dissensus towards established systems of production and fruition, proposing the invention of a methodology of creation that wants to be personal, ethical and free.

Description

Noise_Objects is a series of sculptures made of recycled material, simple electronic components and micro circuits (using chip CMOS 4093, among others) which intertwine the hacker’s philosophy – diy and intolerance towards closed systems – with the disruptive conceptual provocation of an art piece.
Noise_Objects are self-standing creatures powered by solar panels, performing functions that trigger events and reactions belonging to the realm of symbolic logic and visionary thinking.

This work challenges the perception of the contemporary commodified environment – and the idea of technical object – through the creation of machines in the form of self-contained micro-entities performing irrational, aberrant behaviours which generate processes engendering a semantic clash.

References

Marchel Duchamp’s ready-made and ‘The Large Glass’.
Bruno Munari’s ‘Useless Machines.’
Qubais Reed Ghazala’s anti-theory and circuit bending.
Nicolas Collin’s hardware hacking.

Space

Noise_Objects like viral seeds intersect the city space disseminating fragments of an alien discourse. What’s the message they are trying to tell?

Illusion

Camouflage: everything seems normal, nothing attracts the passenger’s attention, although a distracted look may reveal that… something is slightly out of order!