• Touching the Echidna installation
  • Echidna installation
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  • Women touching the Echidna installation
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  • Woman toucing Echidna installation
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  • Hands touching Echidna installation
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  • Pink echidna under construction
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Echidna

Interactive Sound Sculpture

Echidna is like a fussy tumbled creature that has its own (electronic) voice - it will squeak and react to human presence. It is made of coloured wire, like a messy line drawing infused with life and shaped to create a magnetic field. It sits on a plinth with electronics inside. The work combines a circuit, which directly measures electrostatic changes in the environment and this together with a custom designed phase locked loop system is used to drive an audio speaker. When you touch and disturb the electromagnetic field around it, a sound emerges from the sculpture.

Echidna is made in different colours and sizes.
Exhibitions
Eukeka at The Art pavilion, 2015
China Science & Technology Museum 2012.
Banbury Museum, UK 2011.
Kinetica Art Fair, 2011.
SIGGRAPH, LA, USA, 2010.
Hub: National Centre for Craft & Design, UK 2009.
Royal Cornwall Museum, UK 2008.
The Shire Hall Gallery, UK 2007.
Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester, UK 2006.
Bankside Gallery, London, UK 2006.
Royal British Sculptors Gallery, London, UK 2005.
The Big Blip 03, Festival of creative arts, science and technology, Brighton, UK 2003.
Aarhus Kunstbygning (Centre for Contemporary Art), Denmark 2002.