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Debate
Debate | Light & sound installation - mixed media, electronics, programming

7Nov14 | Debate

Light & sound installation - mixed media, electronics, programming

Debate | Light & sound installation - mixed media, electronics, programming

7Nov14 | Debate

Light & sound installation - mixed media, electronics, programming

Debate | Light & sound installation - mixed media, electronics, programming

7Nov14 | Debate

Light & sound installation - mixed media, electronics, programming

Debate

20Nov14 | Debate

Debate | Light & sound installation - mixed media, electronics, programming (naked figures)

12Nov14 | Debate

Light & sound installation - mixed media, electronics, programming (naked figures)

Debate | Light & sound installation - mixed media, electronics, programming (naked figures)

12Nov14 | Debate

Light & sound installation - mixed media, electronics, programming (naked figures)

Debate | Light & sound installation - mixed media, electronics, programming (naked figures)

12Nov14 | Debate

Light & sound installation - mixed media, electronics, programming (naked figures)

 

Debate is a work about the use of language in politics. The viewer is witness to two politicians as they engage in a debate; however, rather than having a constructive dialogue to promote their ideas and solutions, the politicians spend their energy arguing with one another. Their language is, once again, incomprehensible, causing the viewer to lose interest in the conversation and politics all together.

In this installation, each character is an autonomous and independent unit. Through the use of custom electronics, an Arduino micro-controller and programming, each spokesman waits for a short moment of silence to resume speaking. The act never reaches a conclusions and it is performed in a non-deterministic way.

Under the same idea, the politicians can also be seen on TV and print.

 

Work in progress photos…

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Debate Process

 

This installation project was an opportunity to learn and build something with electronics. Each unit includes a 45W power supply, an Arduino micro-controller, a custom build circuit board which acts as an audio filter to detects a specific audio frequency, a microphone, speakers, a RGB-LED strip and some controls.

Each Arduino micro-controller is programmed with a set of rules to allow both to engage into a conversation, in a non deterministic way. It produces words in binary via light and a discontinuous audio tone. Between each sentence there is a short break. Within that short period of time, the other unit has a chance to intervene. If both accidentally start talking together, one stops. If one talks for way too long, the other starts talking as well and as no-one gives up, they talk on top of each other and turn red.

Mihalis Marinis designed and helped with the implementation of the custom board.

This installation was build for monomorphia solo art exhibition.

 

It all started from this gif

Spokesman | is coming soon on your local channel

26Feb14 | Spokesman

is coming soon on your local channel

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Mannequins and cardboard mockups

14Jul14 | Mannequins and cardboard mockups

First test heads

14Jul14 | First test heads

Many attempts to find the right shape

21Jul14 | Many attempts to find the right shape

debate_cone | Vector design for the lazer cut

13Nov14 | debate_cone

Vector design for the lazer cut

Final choice

22Jul14 | Final choice

Design sheets | and plexiglass heads right off the manufacturer

24Jul14 | Design sheets

and plexiglass heads right off the manufacturer

Head attatchement

27Jul14 | Head attatchement

First LED tests

29Jul14 | First LED tests

First version of the board | Mihalis Marinis working on the design for the audio tone detection circuit

31Jul14 | First version of the board

Mihalis Marinis working on the design for the audio tone detection circuit

debate_board_v2 | custom electronics board designed by Mihalis Marinis

13Nov14 | debate_board_v2

custom electronics board designed by Mihalis Marinis

Second version | right before adding all the components

24Aug14 | Second version

right before adding all the components

Powering it the board

24Aug14 | Powering it the board

Adding the LEDs and arduino control

12Sep14 | Adding the LEDs and arduino control

Three parts of the module | Power supply, arduino, audio tone detection board

16Sep14 | Three parts of the module

Power supply, arduino, audio tone detection board

Both modules | finished with their control panel. [Microphone sensitivity, speaker volume, always on switch, RGB knobs, On/Off switch]

11Oct14 | Both modules

finished with their control panel. [Microphone sensitivity, speaker volume, always on switch, RGB knobs, On/Off switch]

Module installed

16Oct14 | Module installed

Both units complete

16Oct14 | Both units complete

debate process

16Oct14 | debate process

 

The algorithm was prototyped in processing for easy debugging and visual feedback. Here is what it looks like when running.

See the final installation.

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Mesazon
Mesazon | 70x100cm, 5mm iron plate, lazer cut

10Nov14 | Mesazon

70x100cm, 5mm iron plate, lazer cut

Mesazon | 70x100cm, 5mm iron plate, lazer cut

12Nov14 | Mesazon

70x100cm, 5mm iron plate, lazer cut

Mesazon | 70x100cm, 5mm iron plate, lazer cut

12Nov14 | Mesazon

70x100cm, 5mm iron plate, lazer cut

Mesazon | 70x100cm, 5mm iron plate, lazer cut

4Nov14 | Mesazon

70x100cm, 5mm iron plate, lazer cut

Mesazon was made for monomorphia solo art exhibition.

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Divider
Divider | 22cm Bronze

28Apr13 | Divider

22cm Bronze

Divider | 22cm Bronze

28Apr13 | Divider

22cm Bronze

Divider | 22cm Bronze

28Apr13 | Divider

22cm Bronze

Divider | 22cm Bronze

28Apr13 | Divider

22cm Bronze

Divider | 22cm Bronze

28Apr13 | Divider

22cm Bronze

See the work in progress.

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Divider – bronze (work in progress)

 

Metal casting workshop at Emily Carr University over a period of 5 weeks.

bust | 24cm wax, for casting

27Mar13 | bust

24cm wax, for casting

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bust | 24cm wax, for casting

27Mar13 | bust

24cm wax, for casting

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Divider - wip | Melt the wax

11Feb13 | Divider - wip

Melt the wax

Divider - wip | Make some wax plates

11Feb13 | Divider - wip

Make some wax plates

Divider - wip | Assemble the basic shapes

7Mar13 | Divider - wip

Assemble the basic shapes

Divider - wip | Check proportions

7Mar13 | Divider - wip

Check proportions

Divider - wip | Add the neck

8Mar13 | Divider - wip

Add the neck

Divider - wip | Start adding the suit details

12Mar13 | Divider - wip

Start adding the suit details

Divider - wip | More details and tie attempt 1

24Mar13 | Divider - wip

More details and tie attempt 1

Divider - wip | Check against the main sprout

26Mar13 | Divider - wip

Check against the main sprout

Divider - wip | Check finished model againt clay prototype

26Mar13 | Divider - wip

Check finished model againt clay prototype

Divider - wip | Finish off wax model

27Mar13 | Divider - wip

Finish off wax model

Divider - wip | Rig it up with the sprouts and vents

4Apr13 | Divider - wip

Rig it up with the sprouts and vents

Divider - wip | Add a pin to hold the core

6Apr13 | Divider - wip

Add a pin to hold the core

Divider - wip | Add a pin to hold the core

6Apr13 | Divider - wip

Add a pin to hold the core

Divider - wip | Prepare the flask

6Apr13 | Divider - wip

Prepare the flask

Divider - wip | Attatch wax model to the base

6Apr13 | Divider - wip

Attatch wax model to the base

Divider - wip | Pour the investment and remove air bubbles

6Apr13 | Divider - wip

Pour the investment and remove air bubbles

Divider - wip | Into the oven

6Apr13 | Divider - wip

Into the oven

Divider - wip | Melt some bronze

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Melt some bronze

Divider - wip | Pour some bronze

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Pour some bronze

Divider - wip | Spill some bronze

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Spill some bronze

Divider - wip | Wait to cool down

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Wait to cool down

Divider - wip | Unlucky investment that broke

6Apr13 | Divider - wip

Unlucky investment that broke

Divider - wip | Break it apart

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Break it apart

Divider - wip | Cool it down with water

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Cool it down with water

Divider - wip | Flashed bronze all over

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Flashed bronze all over

Divider - wip | Start cleaning up

13Apr13 | Divider - wip

Start cleaning up

Divider - wip | Remove unwanted parts

20Apr13 | Divider - wip

Remove unwanted parts

Divider - wip | Start polishing

22Apr13 | Divider - wip

Start polishing

Divider - wip | Fix tie

27Apr13 | Divider - wip

Fix tie

Divider - wip | Grind

27Apr13 | Divider - wip

Grind

Divider - wip | Finish it off

27Apr13 | Divider - wip

Finish it off


Final piece

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