Review Reblog – Anne-F Jacques

“Anne-F Jacques creates microscopic worlds of whirring machines, steampunk flea circuses of motorized sonics birthed from her collection of mechanical discs and wheels (‘rotating surfaces’), meticulously calibrated and often adjusted with weights or blocks to interfere with their natural balance…”
A lovely overview / Introduction to the work of Anne – F Jacques –

We need no swords

anne-f_jacques___takuji_naka__fuyuAnne-F Jacques: Welcome, Electricians (Dinzu Artefacts cassette); Some Asperities (Zeromoon download); Anne-F Jacques / Takuji Naka: Fuyu (Beartown cassette); Anne-F Jacques & Tim Olive: Toothcar (Intonema CD)

Anne-F Jacques creates microscopic worlds of whirring machines, steampunk flea circuses of motorized sonics birthed from her collection of mechanical discs and wheels (‘rotating surfaces’), meticulously calibrated and often adjusted with weights or blocks to interfere with their natural balance. The busy vibrations of her work may prompt comparisons with those artists who delight in the random machinations of wind-up toys and other electrical devices, but Jacques’ omniscience marks out her aesthetic as fundamentally different to those hands-off operators. As this clip from Oxford’s Audiograft festival shows, Jacques is always present, setting the parameters and keeping a close eye on how things are developing. That said, perfection is not a goal. For all the focus on powered…

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