Ludic Automatons @ Unleashed Devices
Watermans, London – 1st September – 22nd October 2010

This interactive installation consists of various electrical elements, subverted and wired into a motion sensor to create autonomous drawing machines. The machines interact with who ever is present in the space. Scrawling, twitching and vibrating, the drawing machines move around the space to create a complex and layered visual record of this physical and temporal interaction of human activity in the space. As such, there is an awareness of the absence and presence of the body in her drawing, giving a sense of the movement and physicality of the making process.

Photographs courtesy of Gareth Goodison @

Unleashed Devices is an exhibition of DIY, hacking and open source projects by artists who explore technologies critically and creatively. By reconstructing, remixing and reinventing everyday electronic devices, these take on a new life as they shift our vision of the use of data and purpose of technology. Playing with frontiers, such projects not only challenge our conception of technology but also music, art and design. Here, they reveal the power of DIY modes as tools to stimulate social reflection and participation.

New ways of engaging with the spectator is a core concern. Unleashed Devices includes playful installations, interactive electronic-sculptures, movement tracking works and performances, as well as coding and hardware based artworks, creating innovative media installations and new experiences.

The exhibition, featuring more than 30 artists, was part of the Node Autumn season in London.

Click on the image below to view the exhibtion catalogue containing the details of all the artists and artworks. This file can be downloaded from issuu

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