Motion, Duration, Illumination
“For me Utopia is tied to our ‘now’, to the moment between one second and the next. It constitutes a potential that is actualized and… Read More »“Din Blinde Passenger” (Your Blind Passenger)
Tower of the Nameless
Ladders, violins, motors, electronic components
Private Collection, Vienna, Austria
When in 1921 Czech writer Karel Capek pres
Sheng High is the creation of kinetic sculptor, sound artist, musician and composer Trimpin (1951).
[video src=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biKfLio3rWU height:210 align:left] In 2009, Brian Eno projected 77 Million Paintings onto the distinctive white sails of the the Sydney Opera House (1973), the architectural landmark designed by architect Jorn Utzon and designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 2007. Through the use of self-generating software, 300 images hand-drawn by renowned artist/composer Brian Eno were randomly cut-up, the pieces rearranged and realigned in an endless variety of ways, hence the title of the trancelike projection. Interwoven with the projected images was a soundtrack, creating “mesmerizing soundscape.” As Eno says, “by allowing ourselves to let go of the world that we have to be part of every day, and to surrender to another kind of world, we’re allowing imaginative processes to take place.”
Coincidence Engine One: Universal People’s Republic Time
“Audiopad is a composition and performance instrument for electronic music which tracks the positions of objects on a tabletop surface and converts their motion into music.
Scott Hessels’ The Image Mill: Sustainable Cinema combines motion, illumination and duration in an eco-friendly.
[video src=http://vimeo.com/11140136 height:220 align:left]Camera Lucida is an interactive “sonic observatory” that directly converts sound waves into light by employing a phenomenon called sonoluminescence. The project was conceived both as an artwork and as a musical instrument that allows its player to see and shape sounds while moving through space….
The project began as a speculative reverie on observing sound waves with the naked eye. The idea of using a gas that would luminesce when irradiated by sound converted into voltage was very appealing to us. However, as soon as we came upon the phenomenon of sonoluminescence, it became quite clear that we had struck virgin soil.