MOVEMENT

MOVEMENT is a machine performance that documents the activities of a heap of small contraptions and mundane mechanical activities, in an effort to remind its audience of the wonder to be found in the physical, the tactile, the small and the overlooked. The installation autonomously continues operating for 3 hours, never repeating itself. At times the experience is quiet and meditative, while at other points furious and terrible – literally shaking the floor of the performance space and creating an intense physical experience for the viewers. The audience is simultaneously presented with the raw over-engineered chaos of the electrical components, the view as seen through the frames of the magnifying glasses, an ever-changing live video projection produced by ten macroscopic video cameras, and the live sounds of the machine captured by a dozen tiny microphones and amplified to the extreme through six large loudspeakers.

2011 Installation, Machine Performance, Moving Image, Sound Photos: Noah Doely