Fourteen pairs of handmade electro-magnets placed throughout the exhibition that tap out Morse Code texts from or about self-help manuals with titles such as ‘A Guide To Getting’, ‘Confidence, Trust and Loving’ and ‘Grow Rich’. Different quantities of delay are programmed into each pair of magnets resulting in a random sonic landscape. The piece reflects Woodeson’s ongoing interest in technology, communication and how we treat and/or trust information.
Born in London, Ben Woodeson studied at Chelsea College of Art and Glasgow School of Art. His other interests include CCTV, voice activated transmitters, bugs, surveillance, conservation of energy, form following function, information systems, information delivery, subversion, reinvention, wire as vehicle, manifestation and transference of energy, radio and sound.