The title refers to the source material of this work – photographs taken on a North Wales beach while on holiday. That is the only significance of the title, however, as this work is a play on notions of representation and space. When sound or image is recorded, the representation of space that results is an illusion based on a deception of our eyes and ears. Here, the representational nature of the source photographs is obliterated through a sequence of data-processing operations. This produces new, abstracted image forms but where concepts central to representation – scale, perspective and movement – can still be inferred. By creating abstractions of field ‘recordings’, the visuals are thus generated through mechanisms the electro-acoustic composer would recognise.
The sound materials are created through generative procedures using the image pixel data. This is no mere data mapping, however, but more a case of the video performing and the sounds arising as a consequence. The end result enables the reader to construct their own experience rather than submitting to a fixed representation.
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