Stephen Cornford

  Migration (2014)  

An installation for 97 factory-second dictaphones. By subtly transforming their mechanics and audio electronics their simple motion, voltage and operative noise are combined into a visual and aural display reminiscent of the massed migrations of birds or insects.

Obliquely referencing the appropriation of the term 'Migration' as a data process the work reflects on the global movement of consumer electronics as they pass from production to pollution in the ever accelerating life cycles between generations of technology.

Exhibited at:

Spike Open, Bristol, May 2015
Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik), Berlin, Sep 2015
Gallery 20202, Tokyo, Nov 2015
Mois Multi, Quebec, Feb 2016

video documentation