An audio/visual installation work devised for the Group show
PREDATOR at Kx-Kampnagel, Hamburg.
The artwork 'Wichita Lineman 1:3000 Scale' is the culmination
of a number of years R&D into representations of sound
in visual formats. This work derives from audio data, that
being the 70's country and western song 'Witchita Lineman'
by Glen Cambell. A midi file version of the song can be accessed
here for your easy listening pleasure.
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The GRP landscape in the photographs was generated from contour
maps created from computer modelling data of the original
song file. Computer audio visualisation processing software
was employed to reconstruct the song using a series of 2D
and 3D computer generated models from which the final version
was modeled in clay and cast in GRP. The geology of the landscape
is a direct copy of the computer model created from the the
song data and gets its characteristics from the XYZ axis of
The painting of the landscape is loosly based on the Scottish
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Birch plywood table+timber
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x 2m x 3m (variable)