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Millionaire (machine) - 2015

In collaboration with Christof Migone

Materials: customized microphone stand with motor, impact sensors, digital read-out displays, microcontroller, and miscellaneous electronics, miscellaneous audio equipment

Dimensions (h x w x d): microphones with stand 44 x 41.5 x 21 inches

Software design: Wild Rhombus Software
Machine design: Victor Wong

A microphone stand, two microphones and a machine that makes the microphones alternate between one side and the other. As the microphones alternate they hit the surface put in front of them. As they hit, they count. One counts up from one to one million; the other counts down from one million to one. The microphones are amplified some of the time, unamplified at other times.

See also: Count and Strike and Spin

Exhibition and Performance History:
2016-17 Zalucky Contemporary (Toronto, Canada) (count up 47,529 to 152,115 and count down 952,220 to 856,853); 2015 dc3 Art Projects (Edmonton, Canada) (count up 24,239 to 47,529 and count down 975,771 to 952,220); 2015 Errant Bodies (Berlin, Germany) (count up 1 to 24,239 and count down 1,000,000 to 975,771)