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"Steve Heimbecker: POD (Wind Array Cascade Machine)"
2004-11-13 until 2004-12-11
POD, 2003 is the first installation created for the Wind Array
Cascade Machine (WACM) system. POD is a 64 channel
installation that uses 2880 light emitting diodes (LEDs) to portray
a real time 4 dimensional picture of the wind, where each of 64
“pods”, functions as an amplitude meter of the 64 wind sensors of
the WACM data network. POD comes to OBORO directly after it’s
European primiere at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma,
Helsinki, Findland, for ISEA 2004.
Wind Array Cascade Machine, 2003, is a telematic 64 channel
environmental mapping and network diffusion system. Using
the wind that blows across an open field or rooftop, WACM’s 64
motion sensors track the amplitude (velocity) and wave movement
of the wind in real time. Direction and wave patterns of the wind
are captured in the network data set. The captured wave patterns
metaphorically represent the sound (sine) wave. The WACM data
is both recorded to hard disc, and is streamed over the WWW,
for use in Heimbecker installations requiring the WACM data set.
Since August 2004, WACM has been located on the rooftop of the
Ex-Centris building in Montreal.
Born in Saskatchewan, educated at The Alberta College of Art and Design,
Steve Heimbecker is recognized for his leading role in the development
of audio art, installation, and multi channel sound composition and
performance in Canada. Since the mid 1980’s he has exhibited and
performed across Canada and Europe. Now living in Montreal, he continues
to produce and exhibit nationally and internationally.