Sound installation (2014)
Saturated Highway Forest Death Psych Synth Panic (2015) is a three second pulse of collective musical intelligence composed by metadata. It proposes itself as a new genre, approaching – but never touching – a collective generic distillation of TOTAL DARKNESS. The ongoing composition is tagged as Saturated Highway Forest Death Psych Synth Panic and plugged back into the generic metadata system so that the flashed image becomes a label for the new genre. For ISEA2015 the work is presented as a loop that infects the space: three seconds of sound/image, then three minutes of silence. Each day the file will be updated so that it grows and develops over the event.
- Andy Weir is an artist from London, UK. His work, on extended and accelerated temporalities, proposes strategies for collective knowledge in a context of ungrounding panic. He is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Arts University Bournemouth, UK, and PhD student at Goldsmiths, University of London, researching concepts, affects and politics of the deep time of nuclear storage.
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