16 printed circuit boards (10x10cm PCB, white soldermask), blue thermochromatic pigment, power supply.
Bitshift explores the physical manifestation of a digital signal bit shifting along autonomous modules. Each module integrates electronic on the back-side able to register an input signal. When triggered, each module switches on an integrated heating pattern traced on its front-side. When reaching 37°c, the blue thermochromatic pigment turns transparent, revealing the white undercoating. After executing the heating sequence, a pulse is sent to the next module. The pigment eventually fades back to blue as it cools down. Video speed: 10x.
Shown during Re-Programmed Art: An Open Manifesto at Swiss Institute in Milan, IT. Now part of the US Embassy in Bern art collection.
Installation view and all files available on Github.