"This machine kills fascists" is a phrase that Woody Guthrie had inscribed on his guitar case while he travelled around America, playing protest songs and spreading his message of human connection and equality with music.
This is an audio/visual piece about creativity, regeneration and innovation. It represents the escape from forces that obstruct our ability to create and that institutionalise us in our own homes.
I built each of these instruments using parts of old televisions, computers, aerials and satellite dishes. The two guitars were wired up to an old Peavey amplifier. The music you hear in the video is created entirely by the instruments you see being played. The track was recorded in an old brick shed behind my house. The painting that occurs in the piece represents the act of spontaneous creation.