Thingness makes its appearance at 3:16.

Thingness (2017) was created by Jenn E Norton and Steph Yates for the performative exhibition, ‘The New Flesh’, curated by Tasman Richardson, held at The Music Gallery (Toronto). Using invisible forces to transmit a signal through a circuit of transformative devices, everyday objects that emit light, heat, produce air currents and transmit radio waves, playfully delineated a path of causality. Using what was readily available in a domestic space to build a reaction machine in a bricolage process that oscillated between absurdity and ingenuity, this assembled circuit drew upon invisible, virtual and intangible forces to move physical objects in a rhythmic composition. A video creature made from rubbish touched the physical realm creating heat, driving motors, spinning fans, flickering lights, playing instruments, inflating and moving more rubbish. Sometimes it made popcorn for us.

Jenn and I made a monster...

Q: how many bananas do I have to eat in order to play the theremin?