Dr. Trish Adams

Artist & Arts Researcher

Temporal Intervals

Brisbane Powerhouse – 2003

Prior to the advent of computers scientists used machines called ‘kymographs’ to record data such as: ‘oscillations and other small temporal intervals’. The interactive installations: “Temporal Intervals” and “Wave Writer” reference the disparity between the ephemerality of data and the analogue processes of obsolete machines.

Developing internet technologies were included in these installations enabling viewers to leave fragile traces of both real time and virtual interactions. The structure of the installations created a complex interplay between participants, machines and locations – merging and rupturing identities, data and spaces – and exploring constructions of presence and embodiment.