“We must not be exclusively concerned with visible relations
of forces on a grand scale,
but also take into account molecular domains
of sensibility, intelligence, and desire” Félix Guattari, The Three Ecologies (1989)
“The authenticity of a thing
is the essence of all that is transmissible
from its beginning, ranging from its substantive duration
to its testimony to the history which it has experienced” Walter Benjamin Art, The Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1936)
Energy parasites are handcrafted objects designed from scavenged parts to opportunistically harvest small bits of energy across public landscapes.
Agnostic to energy origin or ownership, these artifacts redirect their captured energy through a variety of means including expressing it or storing it for later reacquisition and usage.
Each parasite collects energy into a small 10 farad 2.5 volt super capacitor.
This energy can be stored, expressed, or transferred to charge a mobile phone or other small electronic device.
The Lab ITU Exhibition, Doha, Qatar
7 – 10 Dec 2014
Artist as Catalyst, Alóndiga Exhibition in Bilbao, Spain
5 July – 8 Sept 2013
Artefact Art+Media Festival, Luven, Belgium
13 Feb – 24 Feb 2013
Ars Electronica, Prix Award: Honorary Mention, Linz, Austria
30 Aug – 6 Oct 2012
Ecologias Correlativas, 319 Scholes Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
13 Oct – 27 Oct 2011