The work of South African artist James Beckett (*1977) stems from research-based activity, looking quite naturally backwards. The evolution in specific areas of the industrial revolution have played muse; such as the foundation of synthetic color manufacture and its relationship to BASF, and the cultural implications of vacuum tubes for the Dutch firm Philips. His […]
- 'Punch printers' - living registration
Beurofriedrich is situated in the arches of a bridge, supporting a series of train rails leading into the city. This set of printers takes the vibration of the trains as an input source, each interpreting the behaviour slightly differently resulting in various punch patterns.
The punches are created by a solenoid with a sharp pin, controlled via a stamp producing various speeds of punch. In sound, this results in odd phasing and circulatory motions within the space, a sort of haze of registration
This installation would have technically fallen short by several kilometres if it weren’t for the help of the good and faithful: Stephan Kuderna (mechanic assistance), and Kees Reedijk (electronic assistance).
Numerous objects leading to steering, thanks to various developers of Max/Msp.