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23
Sep
07

Interactive Singing Sculpture: on location in Second Life

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22
Sep
07

Orbiter / interactive sound environment

20
Sep
07

Sound Installation

Sound installation (related to sound art and sound sculpture) is an intermedia and time based artform. It is an expansion of an art installation in the sense that it includes the sound element and therefore the time element. The main difference with a sound sculpture is that a sound installation has a three dimensional space and that the axes with which the different sound objects are being organized are not exclusively internal to the work, but also external. A work of art is an installation only if it makes a dialog with the surrounding space. A sound installation is usually a site-specific but some times it can be re adapted to other spaces. It can be made either in close or open spaces, and context is fundamental to determine how a sound installation will be aesthetically perceived. The difference between a regular art installation and a sound installation is that the later one has the time element, which gives the visiting public the possibility to stay a longer time due possible curiosity over the development of sound. This temporal factor also gives the audience the excuse to explore the space throughly due to the dispositions of the different sounds in space. Sound installations some times use interactive art technology (computers, sensors, mechanical and kinetic devices, etc) but we also find this type of art form using only sound sources placed in different space points (like speakers), or acoustic music instruments materials like piano strings that are played by a performer or by the public (see Paul Panhuysen).

13
Sep
07

1st Installation – sound into visuals

13
Sep
07

2nd Installation – Movement

13
Sep
07

Design Thesis and Conceptual Design Brief

 

Design Thesis

My grounded theory is that sound can be changed into visuals and that process relies on the feeling projected from the sound.

Movement and culture – When travelling, you are experiencing new cultures and hearing different languages. Everyone that has travelled knows that feeling of isolation because of not understanding the language. Sometimes it’s also hard to blend in because you come from another culture. When you are travelling between countries, you are moving from one place to another and most of the time you pass over an ocean. I hope the user experiences freedom while he walks passed the camera, the viewer should feel like he/she is travelling overseas with the camera and experiences the movement.

Sound in Languages – How can languages be visualised? How can different speed within a different language be visualised? The viewer should express him/herself, by choosing the volume and speed of the voice installation, choosing their own language and sounds. I hope the user feels free to say anything he likes and opens up locked feelings.

Sound into visuals – Sound art is a loosely associated group of art practices that are concerned with sound and the act of listening. Because of the diversity of sound art, there is often a debate as to whether sound art falls inside and/or outside of both the visual art and experimental music categories. How can different sounds in different languages bee described into visuals? How can our thoughts be expressed without talking, without having to understand the other persons language or culture? Do people focus on the music or on the voices, which part of their brain do they use? By watching a video named: “A Colour Box” ‘1935) + “Free Radicals” (1958) by Len Lye, I received inspiration for this installation. I think that the viewer is going to follow the sound, draw faster when the sound is loud or when the sound is in a fast beat. I think it will be interesting to see how many users are going to use their left ear and how many use their right ear, depending on what part of the brain they use to listen.

Conceptual Design Brief:

Movement and culture – To express this experience I thought of making a graphical image of lots of different art that represents different countries. This piece of art will be in a computer program named Processing and interacted with through a video camera. Where you walk past the camera, the image turns into an ocean and there is a wave that follows you and stays for a little while, the viewer is interacting with the image. Following this piece of moving art would be a sound track with different languages and different sounds. While walking over the ocean, through different cultures you can experience the languages and feel the isolation that can occur when travelling.

Sound in Languages – When you speak into a microphone, it gives away audio signals into Processing (a computer program) and turns it into visuals. The louder you speak the faster the visuals are been drawn. The viewer is creating international sound and visuals by speaking his/her own language in his/her own speed. Phonetics inspired me for this project.

Sound into visuals – The user is to use headphones and listen to a soundtrack that I created. The headphones are set so the right ear listens to music and the left ear listens to voices. While the viewer listens to the track, he/she sits in front of a black screen and has control over the visuals being created. The interaction happens when the viewer participates in the soundtrack and makes a piece of art by drawing his/her emotions or feelings triggered by the soundtrack.

13
Sep
07

Visuals “sound-drawing”

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