Pikaremin | Kaseo


4th August to 4th September 2011, Wed-Sun, 12-8pm
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

The practice of circuit bending is when the circuits inside electronic devices are customised to create new musical or visual instruments and sound generators. In this instance the artist Kaseo has created a theremin from a child's toy.

Not just any toy however, this is the one and only Pikachu from the Pokémon media franchise of computer games, trading cards and animations. Pikachu stores up electricity in its cheeks for release as lightening attacks in battle.

Kaseo has created an army of circuit-bent Pikachus for his live performances. Here he has added a potentiometer, sound modulator and a photo-electric sensor in the guise of a tongue piercing to transform our former mascot.


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