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Liberated Circuits (2012)

Why do we only ever open up our black-boxed electronics when they stop working? So long as things function as they should, we never view electronic devices in all their glory. Disfunctionality tempts us to open the lid to peek behind their facade. This series of indiscreet circuits, seemingly busily blinking and beeping away at whatever it is that they are doing, pauses every now and again to reveal themselves.

The circuits are painted on a peltier thermo-electric heating device that is itself part of the circuit. The traces of the circuit are painted with a water-based silver paint and are coated in resin mixed with black thermochromic pigment, which becomes transparent when the peltier device heats up.

Liberated Circuit #1


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Liberated Circuit #2


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