DJ smallCOCK's Vinyl Arcade

“a ludic, tactile experience of noise art your grandmother would queue to have a go at” - Dan Mackinlay, Realtime.

Calling all racers, dualpLOVER, NIME and the Australia Council for the arts invites you to sign up for The Vinyl Arcade time-trails and compete within our participatory play-set, a kinetic sound and video installation combining vinyl fetishism, video arcade mystique and the machismo of motor sports into a in a video racing game played within a real world setting!

Imagine racing remote control cars with audio pick-ups attached to their chassis through a course constructed from a mass of disused vinyl records. Using vintage video arcade consoles and immersive video projections of the cars P.O.V. competitors will not only control the movements of the vehicles but also the parameters of the resulting sounds they create.

Time Trails will be conducted over a week’s exhibition, Opening night (12th) will host free time allowing potential competitors to get a feel for the course. Drivers will then be able to sign up for time trails to be held over the next five days. The fastest of these will be invited back for a closing night (19th) round robin spectacular to compete for prizes and the admiration of millions as the beauty of battle intermingles with the broader aesthetics; a place where art, fun and competition meet in a giant cacophonous roar!

Devised and Constructed by Lucas Abela
Electronic Engineering By Hirofumi Uchino
Programming By Alex Davies
Additional Electronic Engineering By Frederick Rodrigues

Saturday, 12 June 2010

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