Compound Terrains, by Tom Slater and Jeremy Keenan, is an audiovisual work that emerged from an interrogation of three dimensional audiovisual spatialisation technologies and their role in the production so-called virtual and disembodied spaces.
By converging laser beam projections with simple graphics and the immersive the audio capabilities of Budapest's 4D sound system, this installation induces an ambiguity of multistable, digital/physical and dis/embodied space. These hybrid spaces suggest different regimes of synaesthesia, knitting sensations together in varying proportions.
This version of compound Terrains was first shown in April of 2019 at the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, Hungary. It consists of 24 lasers, 48 channel sound, and a single video projector.
A 3.5 metre by 2 metre video screen was positioned at the end of the gallery creating the illusion that the laser array continues beyond the confines of the physical space.
This installation is 35m long by 22m wide.