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We Can Make It if We Try #3: Household Hacking

Onomatopee 81.3

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Gijs Gieskes creates light and sound devices: sculptural yet autonomous in its auditory and visual presence, whilst functioning as a semi-finished appliance. He programs with open source software and puts the little machines together with low-tech electronics and waste material. The ingredients are widely recognisable: a leg of a chair, the base of a radio-controlled car, a Coca-Cola can. This game-like system suggests a world of endless possibilities. It creates an intriguing production setting and a fascinating visual story. Some of the works can be controlled by the visitor: for instance the Analogue Hard Disc, which generates sound by using the reader as speakers. The visitor influences the sound by using the Hard Disc itself.

THE PEOPLE WHO’VE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT

  • Gijs Gieskens designer website
  • Ellen Zoete curator, editor
  • Yorit Kluitman graphic designer
  • Timon van der Hijden graphic designer