[The User] is a contemporary art collective comprised of architect and installation artist Thomas McIntosh, and composer and sound artist Emmanuel Madan. The duo’s collaborative projects re-imagine relationships between technological systems, culture and human experience in striking ways.
[The User] est un collectif d’artistes composé de l’architecte et artiste d’installations Thomas McIntosh et du compositeur et artiste du son Emmanuel Madan. Les projets du duo imaginent de nouvelles relations entre systèmes à forte composante technologique, culture et expérience humaine.
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Coincidence Engine One: Universal People's Republic Time
Coincidence Engine Two: Approximate demarcator of constellations in other Cosmos
Coincidence Engine Three
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Composition/Installation for 96 modified clocks, custom electronics and software
Coincidence Engines is a series of works conceived in homage to the Poème Symphonique for 100 Metronomes, a work by 20th-century Hungarian composer György Ligeti who used metronomes not simply to keep musical time, but as generators of sonic events.
Coincidence Engine Two uses 96 clocks of the type seen in Coincidence Engine One. Yet here the behaviour of the clocks is significantly modified. Rather than ticking once per second according to its internal quartz oscillator, each clock responds to instructions established by the artists and communicated over an elaborate electronic apparatus. The system is housed in a vertical, grid-like aluminum structure and features 96 individual channels of localized sound reinforcement. The occurence of each individual tick is further underscored by a synchronized flash of light that illuminates the clock face.
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