Khrônos is a visual and sound installation by artist Jean-François Laporte that brings the unique acoustic vibrations of the Tu-Yo Afrika into relation with their digital and virtual representation.
The Tu-Yo Afrika is a new instrument that uses pneumatics, acoustics and informatics to give rise to a continuous vibration of a latex membrane. A small black rubber ball bounces randomly, stimulated by the acoustic vibrations of the membrane. A halogen bulb installed beneath the yellow membrane illuminates the interior of the instrument, propagating an amber glow. A small video camera picks up what is happening inside the instrument: the image is that of a small black ball sketching natural movements against the "yellow-orange" background. This image is projected above the instrument thus making the sound visible. Idealy the image will be shoot on the floor witch willl give to the public the possibility to « Virtualy » enter inside the instrument.
The relation between the reality of the instrument and its computer representation makes it possible to move around virtually "within" the Tu-Yo Afrika. This draws the visitor towards another degree of comprehension of the work and of interaction with it. Khrônos brings also a reflection about TIME, the musical time, the time of the machine and the time of the Human.
Khrônos was created during the 5th International Digital Art Festival in Taipei (25 nov. - 5 dec. 2010).
2010 年台北數位藝術節國際邀請展由王思雅策劃邀請五位國際藝術家、其中之一 J-F Laporte加拿大籍藝術家