Interweave [Laboratorium]

Collaboration with RSM.

516 Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, USA.



Departing from reflections about science, the idea of invention, utopia and technological projection, a group of local scientists from different fields were invited to discuss and envision the possible and desirable future. Democracity, a utopian futuristic city projected in 1939 for the World's Fair in New York City, was the starting point during the collaborative sessions with the researchers. The sessions were the seed of this strategy to transcend the disciplines, points of view, skills, interests, and experience in order to find a possible new way of seeing and perceiving the future.



The question What would you like to create that you do not understand how to yet? aimed to trigger and recreate the moment of invention, the almost mystical event of having an idea, and it yielded numerous ideological inventions that might shape the life in the future on issues as diverse as resources, water, personal communications, energy, food and prison systems.


The technological, scientific and social projections aroused from these exchanges were interpreted and devised in drawings as a way of approaching creation as the result of both individual genius and collective consciousness. 




Alaric Babej. Mechanical Engineering.

Marlene Brown. Electrical and Systems Engineer, New Mexico Community Power Network/Sandia National Laborator.

Dr. Tito Busani. Professor & Research Scientist, Materials Engineering & Nanoscience, UNM.

Nadiezda Fernandez: PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering & Biophysics, UNM.

Justin Johnston. Electrical Engineering. Mad Scientist [a.k.a. Tesla Coil guy].

Dr. Olga Lavrova. Assistant Profesor Electrical Engineering, UNM.

David R. Modisette. Sr. Engineering Labs Coordinator, Electrical Engineering, UNM.

Jodie Herrera, Illustrations.

Ragan Matteson, Project Manager.


Resistor Music

Assembled with the help of David R. Modisette and special guest Junstin Johnston.


As a visual metaphor of the interconnectedness of the discipliness, a sonorous installation was assembled on the west wall of the gallery. This system features a simple toy organ diagram to render electrical current into musical tones, the tone varies as the resistance increases or decreases (i.e. Resistor Music). The installation is completed by musical scores written specifically for the Resistor Music system. This scores feature elements of both the musical syntax and the pecularity of the instrument.