Electronic Sculpture Archive
Bruce Cannon

This site is an archive of my older interactive,  electronic and computer-controlled sculpture.  You can always find out about my latest projects via my gateway, brucecannon.com.

   

Conspiracy Theory (1995); click for an enlargementConspiracy Theory (1995)

Blowtorched thrift store painting, electronics;
13x22x2"; 5 lbs.

Status: collection of Bette Burgoyne

This computer controlled sculpture is constructed from an old gilt framed oil painting of a landscape. A hole burned in the middle of the canvas reveals charred circuitry.

Conspiracy Theory (detail) click for an enlargementThe piece does absolutely nothing while the viewer is standing in front of it.  Sometimes, just as the viewer is moving away, a tiny red light on the burnt circuit board flashes, for just a few milliseconds.

A short time later, after the viewer is out of earshot, the piece whispers almost-intelligible secrets, or laughs derisively.

It hangs using keyholes. It is battery powered, rechargeable, and will run for several months.

 

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