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Electro-Magnetic Chihuahua-Nod Machine

(Video) - 2002

Edition: Unlimited

Materials: single channel DVD video with sound

Duration: 4 minutes, 10 seconds

This 4 minute video work combines video projection with crude electro-magnetic mechanics and heightened audio. A nodding dog, normally animated by the movement of a car, is now animated by switches controlling 4 electrically powered magnets. The control board with the switches is amplified with a contact microphone so that each pressed switch is audible. I attempt to nod the dog’s head in synch with the car’s movement projected on the wall behind the nodding machine.

See also: Electro-Magnetic Chihuahua-Nod Machine, Bag Machine

Exhibition History:
2010 IMAA (Independent Media Arts Alliance Ontario) ON, Fire festival (Canada); 2004 Owens Art Gallery (Sackville, Canada); 2003 Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) (Toronto, Canada); 2002 Apexart Gallery (New York, USA); 2002 Trinity Bellwoods Park (Toronto, Canada)