KNAVE, THE WORLD, AND THE SPECTRE OF DEATH
- 2020 - 9” W x 11” H x 2” D -
Printed Circuit Board. Dual clock dividers, a 4-stage circuit driving a 2-stage circuit.
The knave looks upward towards the iridescent world, only for his gaze to roll back, caught by the looming spectre of death.
Part one in the modular icon series, an ongoing experiment in the use of the PCB (printed circuit board) as a medium for visual art. Pieces within the series serve a dual function, both as purely aesthetic objects and as fully functional modular synthesis equipment.
The series’ use of medieval imagery invokes a sense of apocalyptic fatalism when confronted with the chthonic or unsustainable nature of systems much larger than ourselves. The pieces comment on the existential realities of life within a globalized industrial economy, fabricated from materials that are a direct product, and therefore an apt representation, of that economy. The end result is a series of objects in which the visual aesthetic, the electronic functionality, and the medium of their creation all contribute to the overall meaning.
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