From animal populations to business structures, from global economics to human love, many things are subject to the possibility of being modeled as abstract mathematical relationships.
In particular, the study of cybernetics takes these subjects to be conceived as interconnected feedback loops between different agents and their environment.
Similarly, feedback is both a possible error inherent in an audio system, a scheme that regulates audio amplifiers, as well as the basis for simple control systems like thermostats.
Oscillations in Love and Light takes these ideas as its premise, focusing in particular on the coupling of audio feedback with the notion of modelling human love relationships as continuous feedback loops: two ‘love objects’ imagined as interacting contours in light and sound.
The piece consists of modified audio amplifiers with feedback, digitally controlled lights, and purpose-built code.