Limestone/Hum/Server Apparatus

Danby, Charles and Smith, Rob (2016) Limestone/Hum/Server Apparatus. [Artefact]

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Limelight (2016-20) aims to establish terms through which limestone as a geological material with industrial application, presents and holds agency. It aims to determine how exposures of limestone’s material agency are intrinsic to understanding the representations and experiences of its landscapes. Limestone/Hum/Server Apparatus was devised and built as a sonic apparatus to amplify and broadcast the processing hum of a computer server. It was deployed in Limelight (Polyspace, The NewBridge Project) linked output. It consists of a microphone attached to a piece of limestone which is weighted on the server to pick up the vibrations of its upload processing. This acoustic hum is amplified and played through the connected speaker.

Item Type: Artefact
Additional Information: Limelight is co-authored research completed as part of a collaborative arts practice with the artist Rob Smith between 2016 and 2020.
Uncontrolled Keywords: contemporary art, contemporary arts and environment, ecology, digital art, limestone, apparatus
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
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Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2021 15:55
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 15:55

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