# Chants Magnétiques

 Residency at Le Vecteur & Transculture for 6 weeks in Charleroi.

http://www.xxx-clairewilliams-xxx.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=581&action=editExhibition ” Chants Magnétiques” at V2 , Charleroi, Belgium

24/06/18 – 28/07/18

(EN) Silicon, carbon, metalloid’s have been formed in 3.5 milliards years ago in the earth’s crust. Their layers can inform us of the evolution of our planet but also  on our galaxy. These minerals have been excessively transformed by men to become the essential  matter that composes our electronic components and circuits in which our personal and collective data transits, where our modern history inscribes itself. Charleroi has an important history of coal mines and steel industry, the transformation of matter by men. Inspired by it’s slag heaps and the stone quarry’s of the region, i propose throughout the residency to conduct an artistic research that highlights and amplify the electromagnetic characteristics of minerals using textile techniques, sound and electronics.

(FR) Siliciums, métalloïdes et carbones, minéraux formés il y a 3,8 milliards d’années, sont les matériaux principaux qui constituent nos appareils et circuits électroniques modernes. Au sein de leurs couches minérales, ils nous révèlent l’évolution de notre planète et peuvent également nous renseigner sur celle de notre galaxie. Ces minéraux constituent la matière première à la base de nos circuits électroniques nous permettant de faire transiter nos données numériques personnelles et collectives en y inscrivant l’histoire de notre société moderne.L’histoire de Charleroi est liée à celles des mines de charbon et de la sidérurgie, de la transformation de la matière par l’homme. Inspirée des terrils et carrières de la région , je propose à travers cette résidence de mettre en lumière et amplifier les caractéristiques électromagnétiques de ces minéraux en utilisant des des techniques textiles, du son et de l’électronique.

Chants_Magnetiques from claire wiliams on Vimeo.

Sound is used to amplify electromagnetic fields, revealed throughout the mechanic proprieties of the materials. The vibrating sculptures create a composition with different rhythms, percussions and resonant frequencies.

Meteors – Radio Echos

Meteors – Radio Echos from claire wiliams on Vimeo.

A radio telescope detects meteor showers entering our atmosphere at a frequency of 61.260 MHz. The glass window of the exhibition space is turned into a sound propagation material where the meteors activity can be heard from the exhibition space to the street.

Credits:  livemeteors.com/

Waves from claire wiliams on Vimeo.

This antenna has been woven using the architectural elements of the space. Made out of thin copper wire, it receives the electromagnetic activity of the space, as well as the natural radio signals of the earth. It’s structure resonates with the waves present in the environment to be able to sense and amplify the different frequencies .
This installation took place at the V2 gallery in Charleroi, Belgium.

Residency Research

 

Carrières du Pont-à-Nôle, Charleroi – Carrières et traces,  50.384638.438898

Terril du Boubier, Charleroi, 50.39448, 6.4497343

Guided by Micheline Dufert & Francis Pourcel – cheminsdesterrils.be

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This vibrating coil resonates on a surface playing with different rhythms and percussions. Using the principal of the electromagnetic coil observed in speakers and solenoids, sound frequencies between 30-90 Hz will allow to control and activate this hand crafted artefact.

Materials:

-Enameled Copper (diameter 0.3)

-Neodymium Magnet

-Class T amplifier,

  • Lepai LP2020-A
  • Circuit board with a TA2022 – Class T

-Sound between 30-90Hz
Links:

http://etextile-summercamp.org/swatch-exchange/vibrating-speaker/

xxxclairewilliamsxxx.wordpress.com/electronic-textiles/#textile

www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=2936

 

A visit at Uniformes d’Empire in Florennes Belgium. A workshop where hand crafted gold embroidery techniques are used to create historical army  accessory’s such as gold braided cords, brocade, ribbons, epaulettes etc..Inspiring embroidery techniques for electronic textiles. The threads used are tinned copper, metal or silver based which can make interesting embroidery circuits since they are conductive.

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