Post-Industrial Organisms, developed in collaboration with Afrooz Family, is a multimedia installation that reconstructs sonic landscapes with sound sculptures created from industrial waste. These organisms are constructed with motorized brushes rubbing against metallic bodies. The minute sound of the friction scrapping against each other is amplified through the carefully bending of their bodily shape. They are set into motion and then take on a life of their own, each moving at its own pace and regularity, so that each space becomes an intricate web of sound with a constantly fluctuating textural variety.
This installation is designed so that it can be adapted for any indoor quiet gallery-type space. There are four large sculptures of metal sheets that can be placed in various configurations. The sound (produced by the movement of the brushes) can then be adapted to the sonic properties of a given space. The video documentation included shows the installation in a long very reverberant hallway in a warehouse in Oakland.
Post-Industrial Organisms was premiered at the Milk Bar in Oakland, CA (2010) and has also been featured at the CUNY Center in NYC as part of the NYCEMF.