A tape loop made by modifying a cassette to play forever, giving about 5 seconds recording time. The recording is from “Footsteps On The Moon - The Epic Flight of Apollo 11”. The 1201 alarm represents an Apollo Guidance Computer error condition.
“It’s a different set of mind. Namely, it clearly breaks with the figure of the romantic genius that is still the archetype of the artist in the imaginary of our culture. It is not any more about inspiration, a privileged sensibility or a unique talent to subdue matter and render an Idea visible. Instead of all that, there’s an iterative process of experimentation. Something like: Set up a physical or conceptual device, kick it in motion, step back and watch it develop. There’s a back and forth with the autonomous system that repeatedly find the artist as a spectator of his own work.”—Leonardo Solaas on Generative Art. From GENERATIVE PRACTICE THE STATE OF THE ART.
Mine, Christine, Charlotte and Rob’s composition of field recordings from the water front and Shed 10.
Shed 10 is a huge, old, warehouse on Princes Wharf. The building is open at both ends and is inhabited birds. The external ambient sounds of the sea, the waterfront, road and sea traffic, combine within the building as sound board. In this way the structure blends the sounds.