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.
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.
A ball is thrown against a wall and caught again. Only when an arm enters the frame of the screen are we made aware that the video is in slow motion.
A 3-screen HD projection in which a 2.6m pole operating as a digital compass is balanced on the artist's head as they walk along the Berlin wall.
Networked data fed from basketball hoops around Lisbon is visually aggregated and displayed on an LED dot-matrix display.