Influenced by our time walking in and around Paris, La Générale/AtelierPier (residency and gallery site) and the jardins de Versailles, à la vitesse de ton souffle is an installation in the form of a sequence of compositions and spaces made of sound, light, objects, code and movement, activated by visitors walking through the gallery at the speed of their own breathing.
We worked with a mix of found and donated materials and objects we made and/or brought into the space. The sound, made of various colored noise, is created in real time by custom software in response to environmental variables, and played through a six speaker array. the sound and speaker placement take advantage of the acoustics of the room and the ambient sounds of the street below the gallery (green noise) to expand and contract one's sense of the space and to locate one's attention inward or outward as one moves through the exhibit.
The custom LED lighting was build to accentuate the changing ambient lighting conditions throughout the hours that the gallery was open. The two laptops were running custom software, one (dark screen) was controlling the sound and the other (white background) was running a computer vision application that created line drawings in real time as visitors walked through the space, in addition to modulating the small arrays of green and pink LEDs near it.
Each composition oscillates and slips between various binaries we observed in and around the site: formal and semiotic, interior and exterior, found and placed, organic and artificial, operand and operator. à la vitesse de ton souffle is a perambulation in a twilight heterotopia of green and pink noise.