Atle Selnes Nielsen

Kinetic sculpture

Flam II - 2017
Flam II
- 2017

A bone beats at a tin can. A recording of that sound plays backwards in slower speed from a tapeloop, through a loudspeaker constructed from another tin can with magnet and coil.

 


Flam III
- 2017


Flam III
- 2017


Flam III
- 2017

A bone beats at the one half of an oil barrel. A recording of that sound plays back in slower speed from a reel to reel tape recorder, amplified through loudspeaker constructed from the other half
oil barrel with magnet and coil.

 

 


Flam I -
2014
Flam l -
2014

Installation made of tin cans, sea bird replicas, metals, analogue electronics and concrete. It makes an unstabile lowfrequent drum roll when activated. The word Flam refers to
drum rudiments with two single strokes played by alternating hands, sounding like one single broader note. Flam also means deception.

 

 

 

 


115 ° -
2014


115 ° -
2014

This machine produces feedback sounds. A loudspeaker is attached to a splint. The splint makes apparently unpredictable movements relative to
the two microphones in front. The title refers to the angle of the loudspeakers movement.

 

 


Reservoar -
2010-2014

This installation contains from three to seven rebreathing bags in sizes from 1-30 litre. The breathing interaction is controlled analogous and mechanically, depending on expansion and shrinking.
It has been shown as a autonom work, but recently it has worked more as a timing machine for other installations as Flam
or 115 °.

 


Lümpff tümpff trll -
2012


Lümpff tümpff trll -
2012

This installation is made specifically for the opening of a new cultural center in Molde ("Plassen"). The criteria was an approach to the spirit of Kurt Schwitters.
Rebreathing bags activates fans and motors, which again drives magnetic tapeloops with my own performance of Schwitters Ursonate.

The installation was exhibited summer 2012 at "Plassen" - Møre og Romsdal Kunstsenter, and summer 2013 at Akershus Kunstsenters exhibition Nor13.

 

 


Dykker ll -
2008

Dykker ll-
2008


Dykker ll -
2008


Dykker ll -
2008

This machine is made of a glass globe, rubber ball, steel, brass, plexiglass, water, hydrophone, bike pump, el. motor, el. components and bike components. The red rebreathing bag inside the globe of water, expands and forces the water into the upper rebreating bag hanging in open air. Breating sounds are made during this process.

 

 


Escaping the Loop
- 2008

This sculpture is made of metals, analogue electronics, rubber, paper and magnetic tape. A rebreathing bag increases untill the air get released to activate a paper fan driving a tapeloop. The tape plays all the vocals in the alphabet before the pump starts again.

 


Dykker l -
2008


Dykker l -
2008

This installation is similar to Dykker ll, in this case with the pump and other mechanics in an open construction. Instead of forcing the water to an upper bag, it is forced to a cistern, where a floath controls the machinery. It does also have a tapeloop which plays "dadada" when the air from the bag inside water is getting released.

The installation belongs to the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.

 


Capstan VI - 2007

Machine recording and playing back percussion sounds made by the motor and metal sheets in the cassette deck.

 


Capstan IV - 2006 - 2014.
Background: Øystein Dahlstrøms photographies


Capstan IV -
2006 - 2014

This is a hydrophonic tape echo machine, made of steel, sink, cassette deck, tape loop, water, hydrophones and plexiglass. Drops of water generate dripping sounds in the sink.
Hydrophones in the sink amplify the sounds. The drops resonate in feedback sound from the speaker below the sink. The real time sound is constantly recorded to the tape loop,
which again is driven by the drops. A floath controls the waterpump. The machine is automatic. It has been modified several times. I have also added a hand crank for a second,
very long, tape loop for use in prosjects with school children.

 


Capstan III -
2005

This is a pyrophonic tape echo machine , made of steel, wood, steel tube, cassette deck, tape loop, paper, propan apparatus and microphone. The gas flame forces the air upwards through the tube and generate a standing wave. The wave is constantly recorded to the tape loop, which again is driven by the air stream at the top of the tube.

 



Capstan II -
2004

An early experiment with magnetic tape and machine components.

 

 


Capstan I
- 2004

A table of steel with rotating percussion and guitar string being recorded and played back continuously from magnetig tape.

 


Hydrophonium -
2003


Hydrophonium -
2003

Machine with water drops and feedback sounds.

 


Feedbackmachine
- 2002