THE RISE OF THE DREAM OF A SELF-REGULATING SYSTEM 2013
Electroluminescent panels, polycarbonate, acrylic, copper wire, microphone, amp.
145 x 20 x 75 cm
This work comprises ten electroluminescent panels each emanating their own pulsing sound as they undertake circuits, making and breaking rhythmic alliances. The panels are mounted on the interior walls of acrylic plexiglass, giving a sense of reflectice bottomlessness as one peers between them. The title specifically speaks to the socialist utopian discourse of cybernetics in the 1960s and 70s, exploring both visually and sonically the nuances and flaws of the feedback loop and the stipulations that such algorithmic systems might stabilise society.