Lewis Elton Gallery, Guildford, Surrey UK
17 June - 9 July 2015
In collaboration with David Frohlich
A photo-phonographic album combining stills with field recordings from a family visit to Uzbekistan in August 2009. Made as a physical Audiophoto Album for the "Fast Design - Slow Innovation: Audiophotography ten years on" exhibition at the Lewis Elton Gallery, University of Surrey - 17 June 2015 to 9 July 2015
Many of us are used to capturing experiences and memories in photographs and video. But what of the middle ground in between? What if our cameras and smart phones captured photo sequences with sound, and saved them as simple ‘audiophotographs’ or audiovisual slideshows? And what if those sounds could be played back from ‘audiopaper’ photographs as well as screen-based devices? These possibilities are illustrated in this exhibition, through material recorded by ordinary families, amateur photographers and multimedia artists. The work is based on research by David Frohlich and colleagues at HP Labs and the University of Surrey into the practice of audiophotography and how to support it, and coincides with a new book* reviewing 10 years of developments in the field.
*Frohlich D.M. (2015) Fast Design, Slow Innovation: Audiophotography Ten Years On. Springer, forthcoming.