Yann Leguay (BE)

This project is a kind of media archeology, digging into obsolete hardware for hidden meanings. ›headcrash‹ interacts with computer data storage devices as raw material to produce unpredictable instruments. Four hard drives are used as turntables, hacked in many different ways and picked up with several magnetic sensors. Technically, the computer is controlling the hard drives via open-source software and Arduino, speed and movements of the arms are triggered by electricity, and the sound is picked up directly from the sources, without any audio treatment. For the version in Messene the concept might get extended to reading even older media than, what else are stones, analog storage devices…