1. Flying Machines is a set of delicately balanced sounding objects that are moved slowly by propellers suspended below loudspeakers at the end of long, slender arms. They have a lifelike aura and emit vocalesque sounds that recall large creatures in a state of mild agitation. These sounds seem too low to be generated by objects of this size, an acoustic mismatch intended to mirror the slippage between the title of the work and the machines' inability to leave the ground. A microcontroller-based circuit directs the objects' actions, modulating them though evolving patterns of activity. Their motions are deliberate and graceful, allowing a sense of calm despite the presence of quickly turning fan blades. The piece is designed to be experienced in extended durations, and over time it reveals complex and subtly shifting forms of movement and sound.

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  2. Loops of cassette tape are moved through a transparent mechanical armature to create three dimensional line-drawn scenes of one ship's encounters with variously fantastical, formal, poetic, and personal obstacles. Each sculpture in the series depicts a single event in the ships journey through polar waters, such as One ship struck by lightning, twice, and One ship leaves the South Pole, all directions seem north. The soundtrack on the tape propels the loose narrative, and creates a tumultuous foil for the cool, calm, exterior of each piece. The video documentation cuts between the ambient sound of the gallery and excerpts of the sound heard in headphones attached to each piece.

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  3. This is a long version of stand alone behavior. Exibition curated by Alex Murray-leslie in "The City". Barcelona. January 2010.



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  4. This is a kinetic sculpture that hangs from the ceiling at nine points. It acts as a room divider or beaded-curtain and a moving landscape of sorts.

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  5. http://meridithpingree.com

    This is the intersection of two hyperbolic seven sided shapes. Each angle has two motion sensors and a reversible motor, so the torqued or ruffled shapes move and adjust with the energy and motion in the space.


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