salvaged computer motherboards, copper wire, electronics
Forage has become the default name for these ‘open electronics’ performances, in which an open feedback system assembled from salvaged computer motherboards and small, battery-powered amplifiers is activated through the application of tangles of exposed copper wire. The title relates both to foraging in streets and laneways for the computer components used, and to the way in which the performances involve a ‘foraging’ for the signals coursing chaotically through this lively but unstable electrical environment.
Forage CD launch, AV Union, September 2012. Photo: Lyndal Irons.
Sound Series #8, Hardware Gallery, Sydney, Oct 2010. Photo: Lucien Alperstein.