Peter Flemming will start with a brief demonstration and an introduction on the subject of electromagnetism. Participants will lash own electromagnetic coils, to be used as part of experimental speakers. The speakers will be made out of resonators that participants bring with them.
Possible resonators: plastic food containers, cans, drums, glass, boxes .. Does it sounds good when you tap your finger on it or talk into it? <bring it with you! Since not all objects will work, it becomes part of the experiment.
Registration at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participant Fee: The workshop is free, but you have to pay 120 Nkr for a materials kit that Peter Flemming will prepare in advance (bring cash). BEK will be serving free lunch to participants.
Active for over a dozen years, Peter Flemming is a folk machinery artist, doing electronics handcraft ‘by ear,’ tinkering intensively and intuitively in the studio. His most recent work is an ongoing series of experiments about resonance, explored via sound, electromagnetically activated materials, mechanical performers and makeshift amplification devices. Past work has included lazy machines, solar powered artwork and hypnotically repetive automata. He has exhibited extensively internationally and been the recipient of numerous grants, awards and residencies.
As an occasional writer and curator, he has produced exhibition texts for other artists, presented papers, organized events and developed lecture series. He is an active board member of several local arts organizations. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Flemming currently lives and works in Montréal, where he teaches electronics for artists at Concordia University.