A collaboration with Clinton Watkins and Kim Newall.
Camera: Chris Clifton.
March 16 2013
Six-Pack Silos, Wynyard Quarter
Spent quite a while today running cables to try and make them as unobtrusive as possible!
This is the remote camera I use to take the pictures. Thanks to Colab for the loan.
A security camera that points at the sky? People don’t seem so worried about this when they find out it’s an art thing.
This is the real part of it. The area around the gallery is littered with these lighting standards. They immediately caught my eye and seem at odds with their environment. However, they do very well at capturing the light.
The exhibition is a group show with Clinton Watkins, Leo Zhou, and Mengmeng Guo. Showing from February 3 as part of Archipelago / Timing-Spaces. Curated by Nolwenn Hugain-Lacire and supported most professionally by Matt Blomeley and Auckland City.
Expect kinetic sound performance with warm analogue undertones and unconventional visual accompaniment. Machines of delicacy and destruction composed of the bankrupt remains of a consumer-culture mortgagee sale, Bad Program is the solo project of Robert Carter. Inspired by high voltages he does everything practical to ensure the safely of the audience. There is no room for error.
Bad Program is a band with just me in it. A sound and noise performance.
This performance was part of the Second Annual Noisemakers Invitational and the Wine Cellar and Wammy Bar, 22 November 2012. Organised by Addision G Course.
Also an interview I did with Lidy van Deursen.
Well, not quite a death machine, but it makes a hell of a sound. I fitted the electric motor from a hedge trimmer into a plastic cone. The cone has an acoustic effect, as well as protecting me from the motor, electrically and mechanically. The cable i’m swinging also provides the power. The plan is to fit this together with a switching unit I made previously to create a rhythm while swinging the thing.