White Noise Paintings. 2017. Oil on canvas
It is believed that 1% of white noise seen in analog televisions comes from a signal remnant from the Big Bang, and while it is impossible to map such energy, I am interested in the poetic possibilities of such exploration
To create this series of works, I programmed a CNC robot to paint on canvas various samples of white noise coming from sources like old televisions and telecommunication antennas, in such a way that electric impulses are translated into strokes of paint.
The material qualities of each painting are determined by the agency of the machine and its ability to translate or to inscribe the signals coming from the antenna, as well as by the way in which I interact with the machine.
Here is a video of the machine working