Artist Projects

The Writing Machine


Patrick Clancy

The Writing Machine is an interactive installation and website. It combines meteorological sensor arrays, an interface incorporating a dynamic set of changing environmental conditions and human interaction with several real-time simulations. The primary material of The Writing Machine is an evolving stack of between five and twenty pages of text that are presented as orthographic projections. The sequence of pages is altered according to atmospheric changes at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada and his studio in Kansas City. New pages are generated and old pages are cycled to the layers below the surface where they function as memories or repressed experiences that erupt into the top or current page and are revealed according to the weather.

Project Updates

  • 2002: The Writing Machine is exhibited at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada