Technical assistance: Martin Schied, Camera: Michael Kugler, Ana Alenso. Video edit: Michael Kugler, ruben d´hers
Special thanks: to Robin Minard and Ludger Hennig (SeaM Weimar),
Maxim Lichtenbald, Thomas Frisse, Markus Westphal, Anke Hannemann, Tommy Neuwirth, Chrissy Much, Raha Emami Khansari, Christian Hellmann, Florence von der Weth, Ana Alenso, Christopher Schön, Ana M. Vallejos and Christoph Höfferl
The Fovea Installation is based on the research of dark adaptation inspired by Biophysics Professor Selig Hecht. First experiment of the Installation will be shown on the 29th September 2012 at ambisonic event Dazzle of Fog in Glasgow with sounds designed by Alex Smoke. Installation was designed and produced by Visual Artist Florence To. More information can be found on florence-to.com/F-O-V-E-A
Fovea has been designed with the functionality to be repositioned within a space and the portability for easy transportation.
How long can we respond to our visual perceptions and sound together? Working on the positioning and distance of light, sectioned on multiple reflective surfaces, the installation will be focusing on the idea of dark adaptation and how the contrast with light movements and illumination can heighten our senses. Sound will reflect on the repositioning of light on each reflected panel to create an intensified live performance.
Projection mapping on a building in Saarbruecken, Germany. Two small spiders were put in a small scale model of the building, filmed from the viewers perspective and then projected from the inside onto the windows.
On September 24th, 2011, Ramshackle Theatre's Theatre in the Bush featured:
"7 artists. 7 locations drawn from a hat. All on 2 and 1/2 acres almost in the middle of nowhere."
I was one of the seven artists and my goal was to create an interactive sound art installation. I suspended three guitars from a wire, which participants could pull to make the guitars sway and the attached twigs and pine cones strike the strings. I plugged the guitars into a laptop loaded with pre-programmed Max For Live devices and assigned various parameters of those devices to a Novation Nocturn (USB midi controller). I gave participants (mostly two at a time) three minutes to record a piece.
The results range from sublime atmospherics to glitchy garble to horror-ific soundscapes. Well done everyone!
Special thanks Brian and Emily and to everyone who participated.
Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM) is an ongoing series of work investigating complexity from simplicity – specifically the emergence of complex behaviour through the interaction of simple multilayered rhythms. It is an ode to chaos and order, driven by the collisions between man and machine; the harmonies, tensions and conflicts between science, technology, culture, ethics, tradition and religion. It is inspired by natural and mathematical phenomena, as well as works by the likes of Norman Mclaren, John Whitney, Steve Reich, John Cage, Gyorgi Ligeti and Edgar Varèse.