Artificial life without a figure and Humans.
Otonoumi (the sound of sea) is a sensory sound system through which the whole soundscape is autonomously evolved by the interaction of people and the environment, and is an artificial life without a figure.
Our theme is the process of the environment’s continual evolution through its interaction with living things and substances, which are held on the inside.
This process of evolution can be realized as the mobility of the consciousness = mind of a living thing or substance, if the view is changed.
We are trying to create new feedback of environment and our individual mind and body by making the mobility of the consciousness exist as an artificial life that can be involved by taking out from the private body.
There are two different zones (the sizes of the spaces are variable) surrounded by a total of eight 3D sensors (Kinects) in "Otonoumi."
One is the "the Life Zone," where people can be involved in "sound selection" and change the soundscape.
Here, the boxes in which sound files can be born at random are arranged in space. How long the box is involved with the people determines the resounding way, the time, and the volume of the sound file in it. However, people cannot control when and where the sound file is born.
Another is "the Death Zone," where the sound files which died after not being selected by the people in "the Life Zone" are chopped up, accomplishes
a group, and are flying around the inside of the space. In the Death Zone, the group of sounds moves autonomously on the inside of the space, and only when people and objects touch, the sound resound. Here, there are two sounds with structures of different births. One is the sound in the Life Zone, where people's intentions can intervene, and the other is the sound in the Death Zone, where the autonomous group is born by falling from the intentions of the selection makes. The structure of the world continues evolving without becoming at will, though interaction with substances is included. The harmony generated from the time structure of these two sounds enables the structure of the world to be heard.
How has "the relationship between what can be told and what disappears without being told" on the historical front stage influenced our present individual and collective consciousness? Miyuki Kawamura links this concept with the system structure of "Otonoumi," which is "the soundscape evolved by the chain of selection and the interaction of what falls from the selection," and develops it as an artwork.
This trial is long-term work in progress, and is entitled "Shape and Violence Parade Me." Since April 2011, we have held four open experiments and a workshop.
In June 2013, we performed four sessions with "Otonoumi" about "the relationship between what can be told and what disappears without being told" which arises by the time when a big occurrence, such as a disaster and a war, completesas a tale handed down to future generations.