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Walls (aceartinc.) - 2016

Materials: wood, paper, custom machines (including motors, misc metal, misc mechanical parts and hardware), portable record player parts, piano strings with contact microphones, misc audio equipment, misc electronic and electrical equipment

Dimensions (h x w x d):  paper wall 10 x 14 inches, large platform 8 x 90 x 90 inches

Software design: Wild Rhombus Software
Technical assistance:Victor Wong

Photo credit: Robert Szkolnicki

Walls (aceartinc.) was part of Hlady’s solo exhibition Unstuck for send+receive V18.

Two of aceartinc.’s walls have been reduced to approximately 1:12 scale and then re-imagined as machines. In the scale model version, one wall turns a full 360 degrees and plays a drumming record both forwards and backwards. Both the record and the machine’s platform are amplified and heard through two speakers placed in proximity to the machine. The other wall, now paper, rolls back and forth via a lever-like movement. As the wall dips down, it at times bangs and at other times brushes amplified strings. The sound from this machine is heard from two other speakers, also placed proximally.

See also: Walls (Hallwalls)


Exhibition History:
2016 aceartinc. (Winnipeg, Canada); 2012 Hallwalls Contemporary Art Centre (Buffalo, United States)