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2007/2008 Installation of the 1st WIRED Lab Wires

2007/2008 Installation of the 1st WIRED Lab Wires

In September 2007, Alan Lamb, Dave Burraston and Sarah Last walked the landscape of the Wired Lab farm to determine the siting of the inaugural WIRED Lab wires. During the site visit we measured factors such as wind speed, terrain gradients and discussed seasonal wind and weather patterns with the site owners, in particular Ross who was born on the Wired Lab site and now in his late 70′s. From here plans were drafted for the April 2008 Wire installation.

11th – 23rd April 2008

Inaugural artist residency and installation of the Wired Lab wires, now known as ‘The Wedding Wire’,  which consists of two twin span sets of wires called ‘The Long Wire’ and ‘The Short Wire’ that converge at the top of a hill. Residency participants included Alan Lamb, Sarah Last, David Burraston, Robin Fox, Garry Bradbury, Pip Shea and Deborah Spinnochia.

During the residency (18th April) Sarah Last and Robin Fox presented a talk about The WIRED Lab and Robin gave a laser oscilloscope performance and ‘MAX/MSP’ programming workshop. Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga provided the venue and equipment for this workshop.

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Photo: Pip Shea

More photos of the installation can be found here