Moogfest 2012

Functional Obsolescence

The New Obsolete

  • The New Obsolete, featuring the Selectric Piano and a drip-driven drum machine, Elsewhere's Roof, was performed in 2011/2012 and made a special appearance at Moogfest. Fusing music, installation art and performance, the show explored obsolescence in technology, as well as the human body. 

The Singer Songwriter

In 2010, Invisible participated in a residency at Elsewhere in Greensboro. The culmination of which was a performance about data storage, work ethics and letting go.  The Singer sewing machine turned mechanical music maker was constructed from Elsewhere's collection and remains on display at the living museum. 

The Paint Mixer

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The Paint Mixer is a turning platter of tape decks. The turning mechanism was once used to mix paint.  Each deck has its speaker the same distance from the center so that when a microphone is aimed at a point on the disk, it will pick up the sound of whatever tape deck is under it.