Technical Earth is a collaboration between artists Mo H. Zareei and Jim Murphy. The project begun as a response to the drive to produce audiovisual artworks, with a focus on kineticism and the basics of sound and light production. Technical Earth plays into the artists’ interest in reductionist audiovisual elements that draw inspiration from physical, engineering, and design principles.
Zareei (from Tehran) and Murphy (from New Mexico) are based in Wellington, New Zealand, where they are lecturer/researchers at Victoria University of Wellington. Through Technical Earth, they continue to develop new works that bring together stripped-down audio, video, and mechanical components into new inter-media collisions.