May 28 – July 25, 2016
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays noon-6pm
FREE Workshop on Saturday June 4, 3 – 5 pm
Nolan Park Building 5B on Governors Island
Installation with circuit bent phone, cassette motor and spindle, solenoid motors, vibration motor, custom electronics & hardware. Controlled by an Arduino microcontroller, 2013.
A site-adaptable installation that plays a selection of composed pieces using the room as an instrument. There are 5 mechanical and electronic devices that activate specific points of aural interest in the space.
The combination of these devices with the features of the room generates an instrument for which tunes can be composed.
A sort of architectural jukebox, this piece can be installed in any space and in playing its selection of tunes, excites certain features in the room.
Thessia Machado’s work investigates the physicality of sound and its effect on our perception of space. In sculptures and interactive installations that have a real-time, live component, the expressive potential is still active and changeable.
As an extension of this practice, and under the moniker link, she performs electronic and electro-acoustic experimental music with hand-made and modified instruments.
Machado’s installations and video pieces have been exhibited in New York, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Berlin and Athens. She has been awarded residencies at Harvestworks, Homesession, Barcelona, the NARS Foundation, I-Park, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Vermont Studio Center and is a recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Experimental Television Center, The Bronx Museum. Machado was awarded the Berlin Prize and will be at the American Academy in Berlin for the Spring of 2017.