The Dryland Transcoder
"The Dryland Transcoder is a custom-built fish finder that uses an ultrasonic transducer to measure the distance of surrounding objects. Interpreting this data as a fish finder would, it maps icons of fish to a slit-scan 360 image of the terrain. What appears is a fantastic landscape in which nature merges with the representational, photographic with the symbolic, scientific with the perceptual." - Artist Statement
The Dryland Transcoder was created for for CoVolutions: New Cartographies for Transversal Ecologies, 1-8 May 2009, Mimiwhangata Coastal Park, and shown at Room 103 in Auckland, in July 2009.
Production Shot, The Dryland Transcoder, CoVolutions: New Cartographies for Transversal Ecologies, 1-8 May 2009. Photo by Otto Von Busch