Both an installation and performance using custom-built and hacked mass-produced and discarded computer fans to create wind and sound. The installation uses weather data from around the world to recreate the wind speeds occurring in other countries, in Edinburgh, in real time.
The performance element features a small ensemble playing the fans as instruments, controlling the movement of air in various ways.
Currents was part of the 2014 Edinburgh Art Festival. A series of free concerts took place in various cities across the UK over the summer.
31 July to 31 August 2014
Easter Road (Corner of Albion Road), EH7 5QJ
London, South Bank Centre, 5 July 2014
Edinburgh, City Arts Centre, 31 July 2014
Glasgow, Concert Halls, 1 August 2014
Commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival, Currents is produced by Suzy Glass.
Currents is part of PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial, part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. Supported by Hope Scott and Retrouvius; fans kindly donated by Computers4Charity.