balance machine is a record of experiments in randomly editing programming code to simulate chaotic behaviour. the original animations were derived from an interactive Flash demo designed to illustrate 3D techniques to enable a cube to be rotated using the mouse. the code was cut up (arbitrarily deleting lines of code / copying and pasting segments of code randomly). most of the experiments not surprisingly failed to compile into run-time programmes, but a couple did and could be run for several seconds before causing the computer to crash. These brief interactive animations exhibited chaotic-like behaviour, in which finding a rest-state was very difficult (where no interaction produced no effect).

8 years later, several runs of the same cut-up code have been compiled and edited into a single video work, with a soundtrack based on processed audio samples; ambulance radio traffic, morse code and bees... spooky transmissions from a world not too far away.
balance machine 1
2011
720p video, audio, 4'08
balance machine 1 (birth 1)
digital c-type print, 25 x 45 cm
balance machine 1 (birth 2)
2011
digital c-type print, 25 x 45 cm
balance machine 1 (birth 3)
2011
digital c-type print, 25 x 45 cm
balance machine 1 (birth 4)
2011
digital c-type print, 25 x 45 cm
balance machine 1 (birth 5)
2011
digital c-type print, 25 x 45 cm
balance machine 1 (birth 6)
2011
digital c-type print, 25 x 45 cm
balance machine 1 (composite from original animation)
2011
digital c-type print, 30 x 50 cm
balance machine 2 (composite from original animation, work in progress)
2011
digital c-type print, 30 x 50 cm
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