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ephemeral AV sculpting

ephemeral a/v sculpting

is one strain of audiovisual interest since late 2014 … when I met a colleague, Denny Lightray / Denny Voch, who is amazingly into analog branches of light art …

when he realized, I use a videoscope for gaining an additional sensory channel on fine-tuning analog synthesizers, and retuning / detuning during performances, when the voice to be tuned is silent, but present.

Denny taking a look at the projection on the TV screen, which is now a control screen, asked wether I ever thought about using this for a projection.

As the videoscope is a nice tool, it is bit “thin” with dots and lines, as well as slow in terms of clock / regeneration, I answered, yeah, but I found it to weak on the projection surface, yet he answered, of course, but as a beam-projection it might be interesting. Easily convinced, we simply hooked up the analog video out to a wide-angle – near-distance projector and he mounted a haze machine. Lights off, and I was stunned…

Before that we’ve met at one of his liquid – light workshops, moving liquid lights forward, without any loss of its charme and spirit and yet avoiding the swamp-pits of cliche pushing it further, through the workshops he offers to participate at.

During more workshops I attended and increasing exchange in ideas and concepts, that culminated to the idea of the lightspeaker, again, giving an even more intensive warp to a parked, hibernating project idea, visualizing sound by a speaker itself, using liquid – what brought difficulties / barriers – which just disappeared, after he took a closer look at my work, a bit like physical narrative installation on my Kilpisjärvi Bioartsociety residency in fall 2013, together with Markus Decker. The installation utillized a speaker as a twofold display, the Kilpisjärvi itself, the lake, naming the location and thus propagating the sound of the structural drone, which emanated from a storm hitting the station, turning the air-conditioning system into an organ.

 

test performance / cut scene 2014

 

test performance uncut 2014

 

 

ephemeral soundsculpting meets sonification is sonification visualized

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“air to air” developments met beam projection, the first ever suitable visual layer for my analog modular synthesizer works.

as electronic signals are not bound to a certain medium of spatial materialization, the modular analog synthesizer materializes as optical beam-projection emerging on clouds of haze-particles and as pressure waves, disturbing the spatial air-body and activating the spatial structure and other sensual layers for a more immersive experience.

 

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