Troika’s ‘Electroprobe Installations’ is a series of site-specific installations which incorporate an assemblage of local electronic and electric objects alongside a magnetic microphone called the ‘Electroprobe.’ The microphone imbues the inanimate with life by ‘listening’ to the otherwise inaudible, internal sounds of its surrounding objects.
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The second in the series, ‘Electroprobe Installation #2, Magnetic Guangzhou’, a chaotic assemblage of electric/electronic objects typically associated with 'Made In China', all found in Guangzhou's numerous wholesale markets, was installed in 2007 at Grandview Mall, Guangzhou, as part of group exhibition 'Get It Louder.’ The exhibition subsequently toured to Daning/The Life Hub, Shanghai in Jul. 2007 and SOHO Shangdu, Beijing, Aug. 2007.
Arranged by their electromagnetic tunes, the various objects manifest as an electronic ‘orchestra’ which the viewer is able to hear with the use of the ‘Electroprobe’; symphonies and dialogues between otherwise inanimate and inaudible objects, become audible through headphones.