Peter T Edwards

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Omschrijving werk

My practice utilizes a variety of mediums. I am a musician, sculptor, inventor and teacher–though it is crucial to my work that I not employ any one of these roles to the exclusion of the others. My practice takes place at their intersection or sometimes creates intersections where there might not have been. The overlap itself fulfills a desire to challenge, entertain and inspire my audience. By blending mediums or practices thought to exist on their own, I hope to incite a perception of new possibility. Through all of my work, I strive to destabilize preconceptions of role and function as well as dissolve the barriers between producer and consumer. Particularly to this end, I employ the practice of electronics hacking and circuit bending of common technologies to illustrate that function need not be dictated to the end user.

Werk

Kosmos
Titel Kosmos
Jaartal 2011
Omschrijving Interactive lighting installed outside the Contemporary Artists Center (Troy, New York). Hanging orbs generate sound and light in response to ambient noise.
Techniek Interactive installation
Formaat 800cm x 800cm x 800cm
Specter
Titel Specter
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving Interactive lighting installaed in Tang Museum elevator. Creates colored light in respnse to ambient sound. o
Techniek Interactive installation
Formaat 300cmx300cmx300cm
Untitled
Titel Untitled
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving Illustration showing how to modify the Speak&Spell childrens toy into a musical instrument
Techniek Illustration
Formaat 30cm x 30cm
Errorarium
Titel Errorarium
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving User controlled sound and light synthesizer is used to subject bio engineered Zebra fish to morally suspect living conditions
Techniek Interactive sculpture
Formaat 100cm x 200cm
NovaDrone
Titel NovaDrone
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Experimental sound and light generating musical instrument.
Techniek Musical instrument
Formaat 30cm x 25cm
Untitled
Titel Untitled
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving Modified electronics
Techniek Musical instrument
Formaat 30cm x 20cm
Moral Magistrate
Titel Moral Magistrate
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving Used to analyze the audio from simultaneous musical performances. It then determines the 'moral content' of each and announces the morally superior performer.
Techniek Interactive sculpture
Formaat 30cm x 30cm x 15cm
Saeluhus
Titel Saeluhus
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Sketch of interactive sound and light musical instrument installation.
Techniek Concept sketch
Formaat

Omschrijving werk

My practice utilizes a variety of mediums. I am a musician, sculptor, inventor and teacher–though it is crucial to my work that I not employ any one of these roles to the exclusion of the others. My practice takes place at their intersection or sometimes creates intersections where there might not have been. The overlap itself fulfills a desire to challenge, entertain and inspire my audience. By blending mediums or practices thought to exist on their own, I hope to incite a perception of new possibility. Through all of my work, I strive to destabilize preconceptions of role and function as well as dissolve the barriers between producer and consumer. Particularly to this end, I employ the practice of electronics hacking and circuit bending of common technologies to illustrate that function need not be dictated to the end user.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters PTE
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias casperelectronics
Samenwerkingsverband
Website casperelectronics.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Instruments&Interfaces. Masters program. Collaboration between KonCon, STEIM and KABK 2012-2014 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Rhode Island School of Design Sculpture. Installation and performance 1996-2000

Cursussen, workshops

Naam instituut & plaats onderwerp periode van / tot
Hudson Valley Community College, New York, US Math & Electrical Engineering 2010-2012

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging STEIM
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief Sonology Show Lab

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2014 Billy Town, Den Haag, Netherlands Interactive sound and light installation and performance GROEP
2014 Islington Mill, Future Everything Festival, Manchester, UK Interactive sound and light installation using custom made electronics. SOLO
2013 Transmediale, Berlin, Germany ReFunct Media. Collaboration with Benjamin Gaulon. Hacked and obsolete technologies. GROEP
2013 Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, Netherlands Errorarium. Collaboration with bio artist Adam Zaretsky. Installation that subjects bio engineered Zebra fish to complex sound and light patterns based on user interaction. GROEP
2012 Clock Tower Gallery, Manhattan, US Interactive sound and light installation using custom made and hacked electronics. SOLO
2012 EMPAC, Troy, US Sound installation. Collaboration with sound artist Sabisha Friedburg DUO
2011 Flux Factory Gallery, Long Island City, US Reactive light installation, custom electronics, sound installation, performance SOLO
2011 Contemporary Artists Center, Troy, US Reactive and generative sound and light objects. The installation was in the forest behind the center for 2 years. GROEP
2010 Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, US Interactive sound and light installation in the museum elevator. SOLO
2010 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, US Interactive sound and light installation. SOLO

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2015 PIF camp, Slovenia Soca Synthesis Electronic instrument/interactive environment
2015 Euphonic Festival, Spain Euphonic synthesizer Electronic instrument workshop and performance
2015 ADE SoundLab, Netherlands OMSynth Performance Lab Experimental performance laboratory
2014 Dutch Electronic Arts Festival Sound and light performance
2014 Piksel Festival, Bergen, Norway Lecture followed by sound and light performance

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2014 Ljudmila hack lab, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2013 MIT Media Lab, Boston, US
2012 Clock Tower Gallery, Manhattan, NY
2012 Perte de Signal, Rustine Labs, Montreal, Canada
2012 EMPAC, Troy, US

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2015 Product. 1000+ sales to individuals around the world International The product is called the NovaDrone. It is a tool for exploring audio/visual phenomena in a performative context.
2013 Commission. The Silent Barn Brooklyn, US Permanent mural in main reception space.
2012 Private purchase. Sound Artist Marc Hosler (Negativland) Los Angeles, US Custom designed sound art object
2012 Commission. ARTonAIR Manhattan, US Interactive sound and light for use in conceptual performance series. Now in permanent collection.
2011 Private purchase. Performance artist/musician Dan Deacon Baltimore, US Custom designed performance lighting system
2010 Private purchase. Composer Danny Elfman New York, US Custom designed sound art object

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2015 Stimulering Funds SoundLab Grant to produce experimental performance interface

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Teacher at The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Netherlands. Electronics for artists 2013 2015
Creator and head of Sonology Show Lab. A monthly performance series in The Hague for experimental music performance. As a group we strive to explore the incidental and very often overlooked parameters that profoundly impact the creation and reception of p 2013 2015
Creator and head of Synth Club. A monthly lecture series in The Hague that addresses the art and philosophy of synthesizer design. 2013 2014
Creation and maintenance of casperelectronics.com. Educational resources and tutorials for aspiring hackers and instrument builders. 2000 2015
I lecture and conduct workshops on the topic of creative electronics on a regular basis at tech/art spaces and events across the US and Europe. Venues include The V&A museum (London), MIT Media Lab (Boston), Transmediale Festival (Berlin) and many more. 2000 2015
I have an active performance practice which is intrinsically linked to my object based visual arts practice. Please see my CV for a list of performances 2000 2015