Nothing to worry about
Interactive performance, 2009
I want to break down this barrier between us so you can know what’s really happening inside me.
The project uses open source hardware and software, namely, a Parallex RFID reader and tags, an Arduino microcontroller, and Processing software. RFID is an interesting technology to explore because it is mostly used in security, tracking and object management systems. It is also surrounded by a cloud of fear and controversy, touted by some as the ultimate Big Brother threat to our privacy. But because each RFID tag has a unique code, it also has the potential to impart power, personality and individuality to seemingly indistinct inanimate objects. I'm interested in this capability of making things come alive and imbuing them with qualities and stories.
Performed at: the Binaural Sound Art Concert, University of Central Lancashire, Preston; Free Entrance Festival, Celje, Slovenia; DRHA2010, Brunel University, London; and Fresh AiR festival, Queen Mary University of London.