Weather Vanes

Pneumatic turbulence generator controlled by Mel-frequency spectrum voice analysis. This piece features 99 brass arrows inspired by anemometers and weather vanes, the devices used to measure wind speed and direction. Here, the live voices control miniature computerized fans that create turbulence, causing each weather vane to spin. When seen from above, the table of spinning objects looks like a map of wind barbs or vectors.

General info

Spanish name:
Veletas Meteorológicas
Year of creation:
2019
Technique:
99 brass anemometers with 198 electric fans on a custom aluminum table, 2 intercoms, computer
Power:
440W on 220V
Room conditions:
intercoms positioned at opposite ends of the table
Dimensions:
table is 180 x 150 cm
Keywords:
Edition:
6 Editions, 1 AP

Exhibitions


Credits

  • Hardware and Software: Rebecca Murdock, Matthew Palmer, Pipo Pierre-Louis, Stephan Schulz
  • Production and Installation Support: Kitae Kim, Jesse Morrison, Carolina Murillo-Morales, Caroline Record, Tegan Scott, Sarah Amarica, Karine Charbonneau, Cristobal Urbina, Generique Design, Pierre Fournier, Frederic Monast