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El Macheterometer

Rebby M (Tnkrt)
El Macheterometer - Speaker Side
16" Steel Machete + Arduino Uno + Accelerometer

Keeping a speculative framework in mind, I am repurposing a machete as an instrument, highlighting the gestures you would associate as aggressive or mundane to make it appear like a toy. With the help of an accelerometer, my goal is to map out the correct frequencies and alter the sounds themselves through an audio-looper or synth. I would like to speculate how this object could be used as a form of protest in latin futurism, since a knife is loaded with a lot of symbolism: sharing, utilitarian, severance, death, revolution, freedom, and protest.