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Motherboards

When I was a teenager, my amazing parents bought me a 64k Color Computer from Radio Shack. We got home and my father hooked it up to an unused Zenith.

From the color of the TV (tuned to a dead channel) my new landscape emerged.

Motoring through the BASIC manual, I was hooked. I spent the Summer of ’85 coding a lunar landing game from the pages of  CoCo Magazine. Without a doubt, I met my first missing character.

We are surrounded by motherboards. You have one or two on your person right now. They have evolved from backplanes connecting printed components to incredibly dense layer cakes absorbing peripherals and solid state drives. Everytime I touch my iPhone, I am keenly aware that this device is a gagillion times more powerful than what first took us into space.

If I am essentially energy floating in water, how close am I to these integrated circuit boards? Was Diebenkorn as inspired by the Bay Area developers as I am by Silicon Valley’s?

In my mind, I imagine information moving, spliced into arrays, and converted into formats. This current series is a manfestation of those internal processes.

John Zavocki, January 2018

About the Artwork

0000-0100

More tangible, 0000-0100 moves closer to a traditional still life than a metaphorical observation.

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0000-1000

I think that this depicts a BlackBerry  – but I can’t be sure. Like 0000-0101/0000-0110 couplet, the 0000-1000 was primed at the same time, in the same way as the 0000-1111. Here my focus was on magnifying smaller boards.

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0000-0111

Obviously familiar to aficionados, 0000-0111 is a likeness of the amazing Raspberry Pi.

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0000-0110

A representation of the V3D245 Treiberplatine VS13777 motherboard, 0000-0110 execution embodies hardware soley designed for show.

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0000-0101

Inspired from a Supermicro X11SAE-F-O LGA1151/ Intel C236/ DDR4/ SATA3&USB3.1/ A&V&2GbE/ ATX motherboard, 0000-0101 exposes the unadulterated ground to combine thoughts of the energy transference of 0000-0011 and the digital neighborhood of 0000-0010.

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0000-0010

The second of the larger series, 0000-0010 is inspired from a Foxconn A8D i (A74GA) 770 motherboard DDR3.

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0000-0001

The first of the larger series, 0000-0001 was inspired from an Acer / Intel board for a personal computer.

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