The In-Between, 2018
Interactive Sound Sculpture
ART + MUSIC
Participants are invited to lie down inside and press the sound triggers to create their own sonic compositions. The sculpture is intended for group open-ended play, exploration, relaxation, and introspection.
This project is a joint venture between Art 149, Beginning Sculpture and Music 124, Recording Studio 1.
Both the sculptural form and sound elements were created in response to coursework exploring “Freud’s Iceberg”, a popular influence on both Dada and Surrealist music and art.
The sculptural form presents a subsurface environment that allows participants to be both literally situated into a typical position for meditation and/or psycho-analysis activity as well metaphorically below the surface of Freud’s notion of the conscious in the “iceberg” model.
The eight-note sound elements are derived from a variety of inaudible sources recorded on campus. Students used improvised recording equipment to capture and manipulate these “subsurface” sounds (i.e. infrared door sensors, electromagnetic fields generated by a variety of electronic devices, wifi traffic, etc.) that exist all around us but are outside of our audible range.
This collaborative project between departments affords Music and Art students a real world interdisciplinary STEAM design experience that encompases physics, computer science, engineering, art and design, music, and psychology.
Ed Giardina (Art)
Marcus McMillian (Music)
Kirk Pickler (Fine Arts Tech)