Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
The golden era of electronic art produced not only primordial generative artworks, screen manipulations and electronic music, but also a few custom-hardware-based sculptures, of which only a small number have been preserved. Eirik Brandal has an interest in such artefacts, creating sculptures conjugating visual and functional characteristics. “waldian” has a modernist aesthetic, and is capable of “playing a near infinite amount of melodic permutations over a predetermined musical scale”, with accompanying light patterns. Moreover, it is equipped with a “tube overdrive stage”, creating both harmonics and subharmonics based on the frequency distance between two oscillators. Part of an exhibition at the Kapelica gallery, waldian represents a functionalist aesthetics, bolstered by a customisable system, geometrically manifesting itself.
Eirik Brandal – Waldian | electronic sound and light sculpture
waldian closeups | electronic sound and light sculpture