James Clar | SEEK (2014)
James Clar is an American visual artist who uses technology as a medium to critique the dissociative affects of technology itself.
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Computer, Contact Microphone, Audio Rack, TV
150cm x 150cm


Calling attention to the computer’s act of memory processing, a computer is opened up and a contact microphone is placed on the hard drive. The clicking sounds of the hard drive as it seeks information is re-routed back into the computer and analyzed by sound-reactive software. This creates a system that self-generates its own sound and visuals.
If our experience of reality is computer generated, then “SEEK” uses a computer system’s own physical, electrical and mechanical processes to generate primitive sounds and visuals.
“SEEK”, Carroll / Fletcher, London 2014