This video is the documentation from the presentation of my installation "BLUE QUALIA", within my studies at
the MA/MFA Choreographing Live Art.

Module:
"Advanced Somatic Practices & Choreography -- Technology, Bioart & Cyberbodies - 1314)"

Examiners: Pavlos Kountouriotis (lecturer/program leader of the course)
and Daz Disley(guest artist)

Date: 22 February 2014,
Studio 1,
13:15-13:45
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

video made by Fenia Kotsopoulou
camera: Irene Atmatzidis, Vaya Kapousidou, Fenia Kotsopoulou

"blue;it comes to me cooling sensation
it goes to teh eyes and makes gthem light

blue notes relate to the blues
blues tonality takes straight tonality & adds notes that don't quite fit.

if you're playing in F major, the blue notes are the minor 3rd, flattened

5th, flattened 7th & flattened 9th.
it's the color of tears and feeling of relief.
it's water and the sky.
blue notes are the ones that make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.
the blues is the blues no?
it is somewhere deep inside of me, in my centre
we all know when we've got the blues, don't we?"

"Blue Qualia" is an installation exhibition that aims to offer at the audience a multi-sensor experience of the colour blue. Technology (arduino, makey makey, sound recording, Isadora software, soundplant 39, photography and video) becomes a fertile ground of possibilities to experience the colour blue in relation to the senses. Driven by the notion that colour doesn't exist (in fact we see colour because our brain says so), I wanted to create an environment, enhanced by technology, where the "blue" dominate the space.
How it would be if our brain could see and feel only blue? How aware and conscious are we in teh way we experience "blue"? How a hardware experiences and delivers "blue"?
At the same time I was interesting at what is defined as "qualia":the subjective or qualitative properties of experiences, available to introspection. (iep.utm.edu/qualia/). In which ways technology determines/influences the properties of our visual experience of the colour?

For the installation were used:
Arduino
Makey makey
Camera
Isadora software
Soundplant 39
Tascam DR-100 MK II LINEAR PCM RECORDER

Relative blog:
Tascam DR-100 MK II LINEAR PCM RECORDER

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