hardworking circuit #1.2 @ Mere Existence , 僅僅在場 , Canton Gallery 2016 March
Afterword – after debugging hardworking circuit #1 series
After launching hardworking circuit #1.0, there were still quite a lot of “bugs” and physical limitation I needed to encounter within the circuitry of hardworking circuit #1. Although those issue were sometimes surprising, the execution of the circuit was not as smooth as it was. I went back to the schematic diagram (paper concept) I had drafted from the very beginning, and then re-drew a few dots and lines, in order to “debug” the circuitry so as to consolidate the execution of the domino structure of electronic relays, also to tackle such a cannot-be-simpler circuit’s realization problems. The rhythm of the mechanical sound of the circuit changed, the energy loss from the cables decreased. Some “bugs” were killed.
Other than the “paper concept”, it is all about the life-span needed to spend on the assembly line. Turn out the actual function of the repetitive relay sequence was still mere another on/off switch if we considered it in terms of functionality and economic return. However, when I considered the endpoint of the circuit, which was the thing that to be turned on, the hardworking circuit #1 somehow opened up the world of “what can be turned on by a switch” by just looking on the pure physical causal relationship. For me, the endpoint of the circuit was mere an indicator of “something is turned on”. I didn’t intentionally look for the specific endpoint after several trial in the assemble of hardworking circuit #1. What I concern was probably the presence and the limitations of the electronic circuit itself.
Wong Chun-hoi / March 2016
hardworking circuit #1.2 @ Microwave International New Media Art festiva 2016 – Project Room [Floating Projects]