THE WONDERFUL WOBBULATOR MACHINE FOR YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE
60 analogue generative artworks built on a very rare, hacked video Wobbulator. The series is composed of both wild wave full-rides (1/1s) + bold bouncing screw-loops (editions).
MINTThe mint distribution pattern follows a 60hz waveform that flows out the 60 artworks through a modulating release sequencer - outputting both numerous 1/1s + editions of varying rarity.
THE MACHINE‘KARBORN developed The Wondrous Wobbulator Machine for Young and Old Alike in 2013 by feeding geometric still frames into a custom-made analogue Wobbulator - a hacked TV-like device that visualizes the wavelengths of any given sound frequency, to generate an electric series of bold-vibrating-video-graphic-artworks.’
The idea of ‘prepared televisions’ was first introduced by Nam June Paik and Shuya Abe in the 1970’s. By its nature as a handmade/hacked unit, each Wobbulator is unique - characterized by the tone and quality of its output. This is the first time a Wobbulator has surfaced on-chain.
SPECArtworks: 60 total (numerous 1/1s + editions of varying rarity)
Format: .mp4 videos with scored music.
Total Runtime: 37 min 51 sec.
Wobbulator Built by: Oliver Williams, commissioned by KARBORN.
Wave System design: XERO @tandhope & KARBORN.
Music: John Foxx, Steve D’Agostino & KARBORN. Composed on analogue drum machines and synthesisers.
Jammed live in my bedsit 2013 - 201? wobbing and vibing to London pirate radio stations and Detroit dubs on late night sessions in the grimey East End. I made this just to make it, as many of the best things are so done, all those years ago - and now here it rightly is.
A KEY is Art and the Future: A History/Prophecy of the Collaboration Between Science, Technology, and Art by Douglas Davis (1973).
WOBB BUILD INSTRUCTIONS https://www.videohistoryproject.org/raster-manipulation-unit-operation-and-construction
RIDE THE WAVE
~ Ride The Wave ~ The Wobbulator visualises sound wave frequencies - so we have expressed a 60hz waveform pattern in the mint distribution output…
Close observers of the mint outputs shall be able to follow the grouping traits of the artworks as mints happen - thus picking up desirable pieces and figuring out when 1/1s maybe emitted, and so forth.