Sound Fossil II. Spiral
machine for carving clay
Part of a cycle of three works about the geomorphic forces seen as sound.
A geophone has been used for recording the vibration occurring in the soil while collecting clay from it.
A fragment of this recording was then carved into a disc made of the same clay, by means of a custom-built machine.
The disc thus incorporates a visible trace of the previously recorded sound. Human action is seen as a geomorphic force.
Thumbnail/cover and photos by Guido Suardi
The machine was built with salvaged parts from an old dot-matrix printer. I documented the upcycling of the printer in a tutorial on Hackster.io.
Curated by Andrea Caretto and Raffaella Spagna
June 23rd, 24th, 25th 2018
Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Poirino (To), Italy