“Anamorphic Mirror“ opens up the conference and brand area in the Deutsche Banks headquarters in Frankfurt. The installation is located at the end of a staircase. Consisting of a faceted mirror and blue light projected onto the opposite wall, it reflects the Deutsche Bank’s logo when viewed from the sweet spot. Standing at the bottom of the stairs visitors initially see seemingly random blue reflections on the mirror’s individual surfaces. Through their own movement visitors then generate a filmic perception: What they see changes with every step. As they get closer, the reflections begin to take shape until they resolve into the banks blue logo upon the visitors reaching the stair head.
Part musical instrument, part composition, Freq2 takes the shape of your shadow and turns it into sound. Freq2 can be played like an instrument, creating dramatic and complex land- and sound-scapes derived directly from one's own physical movement in space.
The Freq project uses your whole body to control the precise nature of a sound – a form of musical instrument. The mechanism used is to trace the outline of a person's shadow, using a webcam, and transform this line into an audible sound. Any sound can be described as a waveform – essentially a line – and so these lines can be derived from one’s shadow. What you see is literally what you hear, as the drawn wave is immediately audible as a realtime dynamic drone.
Freq2 adds a temporal component to the mix; a sonic composition in which to frame the instrument. The visuals, an abstract 3-dimensional landscape, extrudes in real-time into the distance, leaving a trail of the interactions that have occurred. This ‘memory’ of what has gone before is reflected in the sounds, with long loops echoing passed interactions. The sounds, all generated in real-time from the live waveform, are played at a range of predefined pitches and times creating a rich evolving soundscape.
The piece reacts to movement from passing traffic and pedestrians as well as direct user interaction, forming a kind of feedback loop; an alternative soundscape for the local environment.