[ISEA2013] Artis Statement: Peter Blamey — Forage

Artist Statement

salvaged computer motherboards, copper wire, electronics

Forage has become the default name for these ‘open electronics’ performances, in which an open feedback system assembled from salvaged computer motherboards and small, battery-powered amplifiers is activated through the application of tangles of exposed copper wire. The title relates both to foraging in streets and laneways for the computer components used, and to the way in which the performances involve a ‘foraging’ for the signals coursing chaotically through this lively but unstable electrical environment. See peterblamey.net/forage-cd  and  peterblamey.net/selected-motherboard-works

  • Peter Blamey is a Sydney-based artist whose practice, largely revolving around notions of what might be called ‘open electronics’, explores connectivity, ecology, feedback and re-use, and also electricity and experimentalism. Much of his current work uses recovered electronic components (such as discarded computer motherboards and old copper wire) that are re-deployed to produce sound, and also used as readymade materials for installation works. Video: Double Partial Eclipse, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center