MAKS @ Nicodema Plaza
MAKS performing on 3/22/18 at Sister Nicodema Plaza in Brooklyn, NY. It was a first to be out in the snow. Lots of logistical hurdles during this outing – the canvas fell over and knocked one of the censers onto an innocent bystander. We tied it to a tree and kept it moving. LEDs were impossible to perceive in the direct sunlight, but as a video it came together. Having the crowd participate (see last minute of documentation) was fun, and might be worth exploring that more.
MAKS @ West Village
Burning copal incense goes back to the days of the Aztecs. Cortes can suck it, the spirits don’t die!
This three foot tall sculpture is also a musical instrument. Sensors on the exposed spinal column are attached to a computer synthesizer. 8 notes to choose, full polyphony. Made of plaster, paper mache and painted with spray and oil paints. Nine pin DSUB connector for attaching to microcontroller.
Don’t let her good looks fool you – this charm actually has demonic power. Rattle comes with pushbutton to connect to a microcontroller. Plaster, paper, mashe, hair extensions, leds, wire, SPST pushbutton.
Experimental Sound Nights v1
Performing with Patricio Jijon and Seong-eun Kim at Space776. Our first time playing out with da Rattle Head and Spine Harp! Videography : Filippo Fantastichini
Plaster, oil paint, grass, and branches. Branches move by hidden servo motors inside the mask. Careful, this boys heavy!
Two large light boxes with laser cut steel MAKS insignia atop painted imagery. The steel shields represent male and female signs. The male sign is the electronic sign of a resistor, and the female a capacitor. Did you know the universal sign of anger is mutilated genitalia?