School of the Arts

Tristan Perich Drawing Machine

Machine Drawing

Located in the Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility lobby

A contemporary composer and sound artist, Tristan Perich’s work is inspired by the aesthetic simplicity of math, physics, and code. His award winning work couples 1-bit electronics with traditional forms in both music and visual art. Perich’s work will be on display through the semester’s end.

The Machine Drawing

This pen on wall drawing is executed by a custom-built machine which uses randomness and order as raw materials within a composition.

Tristan Perich’s Machine Drawing is a live installation that develops over time. The piece was installed on March 18, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. The final “image” of the piece will not be fully known until the end of the installation. A team of student/staff/faculty will be changing the pen every day. May 15, 2015, the custom-built machine, which uses code to direct the pen, will be removed: the image will then ‘live on’ as is.

Stop by the ISELF building to see the installation in person (please do not touch the canvas). You can also watch the live feed in the lobby of the Miller Learning Resource Center.

Have questions about this installation? Go to our Facebook page facebook.com/SCSU.SchooloftheArts for more information. Feel free to post questions about the installation and we will get back to you.

This event is presented by the Department of Music, the School of the Arts, and the College of Science and Engineering.

Photos of Drawing Progression

3-18-15 3-19-15 3-20-15 3-31-15 3-22-15 3-23-15 3-24-15 3-25-15 3-26-15 3-27-15 3-28-15 3-29-15 3-30-15 3-31-15 4-1-15 4-2-15 4-3-15 4-4-15 4-5-15 4-6-15 4-7-15 4-8-15 4-9-15 4-10-15 4-11-15 4-12-15 4-13-15 4-14-15 4-15-15 4-16-15 4-17-15 4-18-15 4-19-15 4-20-15 4-21-15 4-22-15 4-23-15 4-24-15 4-25-15 4-26-15 4-27-15 4-28-15 4-29-15

Additional Machine Drawings are Currently Active in Spain and Chile. 

March 18 to May 15, 2015 - ISELF LOBBY, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, United States of America

March 11 to May 08, 2015 - Tristan Perich: Sound in BitsÀngels Barcelona, c/ Pintor Fortuny, 27 in Barcelona, Spain

March 19 to May 24, 2015 - Tristan Perich: Sound/Code/DrawingMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo MAC, Av. Matucana 464, Santiago, Chile