Absences is a series of electronic interventions in natural environments. Autonomous electronic devices are deployed within various ecosystems in the manner of ephemeral experiments. They interact with the surrounding elements through different relational strategies. Taking shape at the frontier of electronic art and environmental art, it proposes a meditation on solitude and association, natural and artificial, interaction and contemplation.
The Second Absence is the second intervention in the series. It was created as part of a three months residency at the ComPeung art center in Doi Saket (Thailand), from November 2008 to January 2009. The device was installed deep in the Thai Rainforest, on the edge of the Phra Chao Lang, a large artificial reservoir used for irrigation in the Doi Saket area. Through a simple coupling of a photosensor and a light-emitting diode, it creates an ongoing interaction with itself.
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