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»Abstract Machine - Erotic«
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© Bill Seaman

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      • Non-electronic interface
        • bike
        • doll
        • furniture
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        • Audiotape
        • keyboard
        • microphone
        • musical instrument
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      • virtual balance
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      • robotic interfaces
      • SGI Onyx2
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      • VRML
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Information
Cite
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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Bill Seaman - »Abstract Machine - Erotic«”. https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/abstract-machine-erotic.html (retrieved 1970-01-01). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Bill Seaman - »Abstract Machine - Erotic«}, url = {https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/abstract-machine-erotic.html}, urldate = {retrieved 1970-01-01}
Technology
Software
Apple Macintosh SE, Hypercard Software running a text generator. Programming by Seaman.
Descriptions & Essays
Abstraction Machine / Erotic - The Voyeur of Light (1994) was a site specific installation in a hotel room, Room 33 Gallery, Regent's Court Hotel, Sydney, Australia. The security viewer was inverted so that visitors could view into the room. A generative text was visible through the eyepiece presented via computer.
Bill Seaman 04-10-2020
Abstraction Machine (Erotic)

A hotel room was set aside for installations. I inverted the security eye piece so one could look into the room from the hallway. Just inside the door I placed a computer at eye level so the screen was the only thing visible in the room. It was playing back a generative text. It would take one word or words from each section [one set from the lists 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10] forming a sequential poem, then starting the process again, repeating for the entire duration of the installation.

Abstraction Machine [Erotic] / The Voyeur Of Light
Bill Seaman 1994

One random section from each set to derive a text. Repeat endlessly.

a machine erotic / degeneration / anthropomorphic / biomorphic / mechanomorphic / periodic chart / mathematical / random / neurological / timer / pulmonary / electric bonds / view / sliding entry / map / constellation / estuary / satellite / surface / field / tool / system / virus / emotion / mood / temperature / thought bridges / intrinsic / synthetic / machine / dank or moist / emit / name[person] / untitled / location / nonsense / readymade / existing / punning / palindrome / spoonerism / retrograde / collision agents / rendezvous / alternate / work / artist name / homage / inversion / description / set (chosen) / code word / random number / symbol / [n] line dictionary / song / book / place [the] / sensation / temperature / abstraction / sign / word slip / angle / tampered / emblem / stream /

allegory of touch / flicker of projection / still lives, paper walls sliding, light wall / portrait of heat / nude silence tongue / instrument of ecstasy / landscape of desire / agency of emotion / trajectory of light, finger touch, flight / furniture / seat of exploration / gesture of emotion / domain of sensitivity / mythical glide / lines of force and retreat / dance of precision / position of pleasure / archives of uncertainty / science of motion, silence / physics of emotion, rain / apparatus of exchange / folds of flesh / folds / delineation of the frame / a sliding / stirring of intention / loaded - levelled / for each the opposite / colour of pleasure / luminous blue state / blue stimulus, blue azimuth / hand held / tools of reflection / sound of / charcoal ruins / cold sensation / charcoal touch / found instance / room of memory / the interior of a found architecture / alchemical internal / the body prone / a golden machine / liquid of heat / sensual stimulant / dirty blue smooth mind / sexual devices / electricity / vehicle of touch and tongue / capture of light / erotic photo / photo of heat / sonagram of sensation / deep black evening / suspension of disbelief / behavioural games / the interior of a finding / the interior of a gesture / mixed metaphors / mixed semaphores / mixed emotions / glass house, glass vessel, glass vehicle / cast impressions / mechanism of exchange / robotic empathy / [Copy Set]

skew linkage / levels / simultaneous / colour / alternate / perspective / ultra-close / closed / distorted / obscured / enduced / stretched / seduced / contextualized / isolated / sounded / next to another / find oneself / coded / translated / fragmented / formatted / flagged / tagged / unrecognisable / heated / reflected / remembered / removed / stained / decayed / put in perspective / ultra fine / obscured / made negative / isolated / elemental / substituted / extended / with a title / with a sound / next to another / next to nothing / through a cipher / intermingling / converging / simplified / alternated / perceptual / back lit / frictions / refracted / memory / removed logic / covered / accelerated / decaying / ordered / swerved / wielded / played / isolated / amplified /

as a nest / as metaphysical / as an intuition / as in a dream / as alogical / as atypical / as a fact / as a myth / as energy / as boredom / as stress related / as nervous energy / as tedium / as a restless / as relentless / as unconscious / as release / as a means / as inadvertent / as an accidental / as an occasional / as an erotic / as out of love / as in a glimpse / as for no reason / as a symbolic / as a reminder / as a sign / as a marker / as a metonym / as a boundary / as a goal / as transcendence / as a rule / as sublime / as a key / as infinite / as a clock / as lifting above / as a function / as a fiction / as a friction / as a section / as a passage / as a frame / as a method / as a failing / as an extension / as an excuse / as a tool / as a rule / as a rational / as a fool / as an escape/ as a diversion / as an emptiness / as a field / as a collapse / as a method / as a weapon /

through and through / cut wall / in a sliced floor / on a drilled ceiling / under a rug / chair / boundary / moving housing / against cover / alarm system / public place / walk / stairs / canal / drainage / ladder/ fire escape / ramp / bridge / snow / rain / white room / blue room / a black grand piano / inside vessel / vehicle / on a watch / on a dare / in a car / in a bed / ground / on the moment / on the tongue tip / empty / in an instant / over a life / under the surface / beneath a mattress / behind the wall / within a word / against the odds / over and above / chance / on a fall / television / on the hour / on the house / over the line / at the intersection / under the cast light / across the ocean / through the air / under water / on another object / inside the body / above and beyond / all in all / in each opposite / through branches / [copy set]

low light / felt meaning / found pattern / accidental mix / combination / history of gestures / building / removal /automatic / applied rules / repetition / unknown quality / disposition / alcoholic / sexual relations / age / skin / irony / humour / algorithm / inertia / mathematical letters / unknown / experiment / fear / love / death / stimulant / late at night / outside all / quantum leap / interior / tiny object / hung gentle / doorway / room / floor / through architecture / court yard / field / street / sky / earth / by - over the ocean / window / box / kit / pendant / frame / table / book / container / package / suitcase / computer / storage medium / postcard / clothing / billboard / television / definition /

mobile fields / oscillating realms / spinning homes / sliding grasps / roaming holds / airborne touches / levitating links / floating sets / swivelling tracks / pivoting passages flying bridges / invisible domains / anchor of airs / dissolving walls / impermanent hold / shift definitions / flux formations / wobbly spins / curving falls / rotating ranges / evaporating edges / boundary of change / sphere of lines / trajectory of light / broken tracks / sets of potentials / mobilised sleds / folding flesh / folding chairs / evaporating sets / open containers / aleotoric choices / chance shifters / dispersed fields / place holders / various tools / vanishing pins / sliding connectors / nets of nothings / sea of nights / floating reservoirs / exchange methods / history of flows / continuous fluxes / bobbing bundles / ethereal lines / figuratives / holdings in light / angular velocities / ostensible home / breathings / heart beats / flexible measures / malleable moulds / (s) the plurals of nothing / indexical floaters / temporary homes /

pleasure walls / potential generators / machine of potential / boundaries of freedom (falsifications) / container of pressures / web of words / neural webs / landscape of words / reinterpretation the site / surface area of an idea/ area of a concept / vicinity of thought / driven in parallel / map of locations / words over another / laying on top, layering language / superimposition of the interrupts / a throwing off / play worlds - players across the board / branching of the crossed categories / alternate forks / trajectories of moves / readings of the word spins / vibrating constants / perpetual motion machine / the back of a sign / temporary repairs / signals with destinations / hot wired communication / compositional rules of failure / translators of the zero / theatre of displaced memory / sliding function of poetic engines / domains of rotation / space of a thought / generator of thought engines / genealogy of loaded variables / housings and replacements / agents of light, sound and touch / blue rests / blueprint of sand / default analogy generator / glyph sensor / the engine of sliding fields / qualified and qualifies / set ups / swollen tears / object drawings / immaterial pictures across driven rooms / series of measures / sets of functions / the effect of light changing / network of relations / long evening shadow / in red time / fold up chair / Twenty-six characters / multi-modes / to clothe the situation in doubt / to seat nonsense, the critique of sense. / think on your feet / a biological mechanism / covering the angles /
Bill Seaman: Abstract Machine - Erotic, 04-10-2020, in: Archive of Digital Art
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