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A telepathic chaos machine?
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The movement (flickering) of a candle light is detected by a light sensor. This signal is amplified and fed to a naked loudspeaker hanging closeby the candle.
The sound (air movement) in it's turn influences the flame, creating a unpredictable feedback system. Small influences from the environment (people moving, breathing...) trigger the resonance to start or stop.
The installation works - probably - like a 'chaos machine' with – possibly – 'telepathic' properties?
Your stillness-of-mind may influence the stillness of air and so the light etc...

This installation is part of the project 'Inner Lives of a Sleeper' by Luea Ritter & Vincent Malstaf.

Thanks to De Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Bains::Connective, De Beursschouwburg, Gästeatelier Wartek (Basel), MED - Medizin-Technologie GmbH.

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