Joshua Parker

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cardboard enclosure, contemporary orchestra, by josh parker

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Autonomous Contemporary Orchestra

(from Arte Povera For The Modern Age)

steel, vice grips, wood scraps, a bearing, aluminum, string, wire, photo cells, shrink tubing, resistor, transistor, battery pack, motor, propellor, tape, radios, AM frequencies, desk lamp, LEDs, light, momentum, nuts and a bolt

An orchestra of radios tuned to different "station free" frequencies and conducted by a light operated mobile that gets its movement from a propellor on one end, and orchestrates by a light disc on the other end that shines on photocell switches installed in the radios power chords.
This orchestra runs autonomously without interaction from an audience or a human conductor and is a honest representative of the collective whole of this contemporary now

2008

10'