100 sound and light fragments organized aleatorically within a structure made of 100 transparent laser cut acrilyc panels.
• Art direction, visual design, sound composition, audiovisual programming: Nicolas Bernier
• Technical direction and fabrication: Robocut Studio
• Co-production: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (ES), Perte de Signal (CA), Maison des Arts Créteil (FR), Nicolas Bernier (CA)
• With the support of Conseil des arts et de lettres Québec and L.E.V Festival
A structure is generating tridimensional patterns superimposing 100 transparent laser cut acrylic panels. Each acrylic panels is engraved with vectorial graphics inspired by quantum physics. The panels are edge lit and individually controlled by a computer-based algorithm allowing to create random physical animations by turning each panels on/off while syncing them with short sound bursts. This metaphorically cinematic method allow to freeze and combine every single frames of the100 available, creating a multidimensional visualization method.
The project is part of an ongoing process entitled «frequencies», exploring basic sound and light dichotomic systems. Here, frequencies (light quanta) stems from a fascination towards science, light, and granular synthesis allowing to create clouds/grains of sounds. The conceptual focus lies in the quantum — the smallest measurable value of energy —, on the smallness of matter. The whole project is based on the possible conceptual relationships between basic quantum physics principles applied to the audio-visual creative process: particles, probabilities, wave/particle duality and discontinuity. Metaphorically structured around these notions, the audio-visual composition stems from 100 sound and light micro-sequences that develop themselves, generating an ever expending but yet disruptive form in time and space. With the use of randomness, the vectorial graphics are always creating new ways to look at the visual, physically superimposing pattern images. The architectural structure of frequencies (light quanta) is a poetic reading of those machines and electronic circuits that are used to analyze subatomic particles, bringing a better understanding and visualization of the infinitesimal world.