Oui Ja - 2013 - d=200cm - Mathieu Schmitt

Oui Ja

2013 wood, cylinders, electronics d = 200 cm, h = variable
The wooden tray stands on three electric cylinders controlled by an Arduino. It interprets radio signals captured on the “Jurgenson” frequency (1485kHz) which is the frequency at which Friedrich Jurgenson has recorded most messages from deceased persons. By its own weight and according to the inclination of the plate, the arm rotates and indicates a letter, a number, “oui / yes”, “non / no” or “au revoir / goodbye.” Ouija is a sculpture opened for messages from dead people, pushing the curious viewer to walk around in order to decrypt a message, if any.
Mathieu Schmitt @ galerie Catherine Issert

@galerie Catherine Issert / solo exhibition: LMY,MY,MY,DELILAH – 2014

Mathieu Schmitt @ galerie Catherine Issert

@galerie Catherine Issert / solo exhibition: LMY,MY,MY,DELILAH – 2014

Oui Ja - 2013 - d=200cm - Mathieu Schmitt

Oui Ja – 2013 – d=200cm