Winter 2017 : Peter Flemming

  • PROJECT PRESENTATION : 6 April 2017, 19:00 - 21:00
  • RESIDENCY: 27 February - 29 March 2017
  • OPEN LAB SESSION : 30 March 2017, 15:30 - 19:30
  • Peter Flemming

My principal aim is to build systems I do not fully understand, with the intention of attempting to understand them. Technological systems aimed at interpreting and shaping desire texture daily life; a means to rationally orchestrate the world. Might not there be a need for artist-built systems that irrationally de-orchestrate?


Project statement - NEUROMIMES 

Peter Flemming will spend his time during this residency in the research and development of neuromimes, a collaborative open-source hardware project. Drawing on ideas from the fields of neuroscience and neurological computation, a neuromime is an electronic circuit model of a biological neuron. Just like neurons, neuromimes can be interconnected in complex behavioural networks. Neuromimes are extensible building blocks, ideally suited to collective making and/or to the production of generative, interactive artworks.


Open lab work-in-progress sessions 

On Thursdays March 16th, 23th and 30th - From 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Peter Flemming is inviting to Eastern Bloc’s Lab anybody interested in neuroscience and neurological computation to react, share ideas, and discuss. All are welcome!


Biography

Peter Flemming is a Canadian artist, active for over fifteen years, working with sound, kinetics, electronics, robotics, mechanics, and performance. Recent projects explore ad hoc architecture, intuitive physics, informal engineering, neurological computation, and sound and resonance in site-specific improvised installations. Past work has included lazy machines, solar powered robotics, and hypnotically repetitive automata. His research has involved embedded computing, digital fabrication, electromagnetically activated materials, makeshift amplification devices, and designs for open-source hardware. Exhibiting extensively at galleries, festivals and museums, both nationally and internationally, Flemming has garnered numerous grants and awards to support both his research and creative practice.

  • PROJECT PRESENTATION : 6 April 2017, 19:00 - 21:00
  • RESIDENCY: 27 February - 29 March 2017
  • OPEN LAB SESSION : 30 March 2017, 15:30 - 19:30