Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák
computer installation, 1991

To understand the broader context of this work, please read my essay "Three Early Works".

The installation "Oscillation" is based on digital feedback, involving the excitation of an analogous system by utilising the specific characteristics of a toy computer from the 1980s.

OSCILLATION, computer installation (details), 1991

Three audiovisual programs are shown on three different TV sets, each four hours long. The hidden visual memory of the computer is used as the chaotic attractor that means to generate random numbers. Manifesting a fractal-like behaviour, simple concentric circles, complete with sounds corresponding to their positions and dimensions, display the mingling and oscillation of audiovisual information spreading from different sources/locations – a process dictated by simple algorithms, yet excitingly manifold.