This recent project examines the work of sound artists John Cage and La Monte Young. Extending the body of knowledge developed for the preceding Halo project, this piece becomes a two-order dialogue between human and machine, to then machine to machine.
As with much of Cage's work, we are investigating chance as a notation or indexical document. For this experiment, we are applying a simple test from Theory of Mind, and placing two machines in different galleries in different cities. The ongoing exchange of dissonant and phased sound between them is offset with unscheduled interactions with visitors who have their own persistence of view.
An ongoing collaboration with artists Steven and Billy Dufala, and Mark Yim at the ModLab.
Credits: James Leng, Kordae Henry, Melissa Cho, Helena Slosar, Joe Piorkowski, Andrew Gardner