hardworking circuit #1.2 24VDC 勤力電路#1.2 直流電24伏特


@ hardworking burning electricity : wongchunhoi solo exhibition 2016 JAN

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schematic draft


making of (assemble the repetitive circuit)



Technical Spec of the 24VDC relay: [here]

@Mere Existence 僅僅在場, Canton Gallery ,2016 March

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// ... 艺术家以继电器这个初代电子元件,制造一个低科技的小革命。当电流通过大量电路组,继电器就会如多米诺骨牌一样,开始向后倒,因为电量能量有限,到后面越来越慢。而发出的声音如室内雷暴,是低科技对理所当然的样板房的一个小怒吼。

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勤力電路#1 後記

在勤力電路#1.0面世後,還是面對著很多電路上的臭蟲和物理上的限制,雖然盡是有趣之事,卻又帶來不少執行上的苦惱。回歸基本的電路圖上,重新畫過幾條線,就這樣又把勤力電路#1本來已經簡單到不能再簡單的基本結構做了一點加固,繼而開關的節奏變了,電力在電線上的能量消耗似乎減少了。

談完紙上的兵,把勤力電路#1實體化的過程只是漫長的生產線事宜,結構上是不停重覆的開關,功能上仍是開關,但在考慮被開動的物件時,勤力電路打開了我一直視開關制作為一個物理上的因果關係的界限,那個電路的未端單純是個指示已經通了電的符號。我想還是留待它們緣在好了,反正好像就是什麼都可以。更重要的是電路和電子本身的極限才是我最關心的事情。

王鎮海/二零一六年三月

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