DSLE is an immersive audiovisual environment that takes us to and beyond transitions in, and limits of, our visual and auditory perception. It explores carefully created interrelations between sound and light. Different models are being used to give light a spatial and time-based component comparable to the spatial behavior of sound.
DSLE is using an octaphonic loudspeaker setup and fourty four independently controlled led lights. The lights are shining from behind onto a screen that floats in space and surrounds the audience. The spatial nature of the setup and the detailed level of control creates the possibility to control and manipulate our perception of space. The behavior and artifacts of our senses form the starting point for the composition of a transforming space. Moments where sound and light appear to interrelate with each other are complemented with moments where the spatial perception of sound and light contradict with each other and lead to distinct ambivalences in our perception of space. Sections with very subtle, near invisible, changes are alternated powerful moments that play directly with the retina itself.
More info and images: http://www.evdh.net/dsle
- This video was shot with a simple pocket camera and shows only a part of the work. A lot of moments are difficult or impossible to capture because of interferences between the frame rate of the camera and the fast and precise control of the led lights.
- This work uses the full audio spectrum. It is important to listen on good headphones or hi-fi speakers with a good low frequency reproduction. Computer speakers and many multi-media speakers don't reproduce the lower frequencies used in the work.