In this piece of kinetic sculpture, well-known technology (computer harddrives salvaged from various computers on their way to a computer graveyard) are re-positioned as an audio-visual experience. The piece is intended to hang on a wall, yet can be adapted for various installation opportunities. It requires a single common household power outlet and is motion-activated to save energy.
Harddrives are containers for data - digital information - ones and zeros - fragments of knowledge. Harddrives are also mechanisms for saving and retrieving data, symbolic of the human brain. These machines are a cornerstone of modern life and something that so many people know nothing about. What happens when these machines are uncovered and allowed to be perceived as the objects they truly are?