I present my first video of a 2 meter stereo Doppler machine that can spin up to 500 RPM. Think of persistence of vision and apply that to sound. With the right timing I can make sounds travel in any direction within the arc. The faster it spins the more resolution it has and more spatial it becomes due to the increase of virtual speakers. Dr Doppler is one of my new experimental instruments that I use as part of "Psychophysics machines" a hybrid sound art performance and installation.+ More details
Installation view of “Psychophysics Machines” shown in Dubai at Zayed University as part of The 2014 International Symposium on Electronic Art.+ More details
Please watch with stereo audio and full screen! The sound recording is slightly binaural so you will get a better impression of the focused sound if you listen with headphones. This artwork uses is a highly directional beam of sound almost like a laser. The work does not use a normal speaker but rather it is made of many small ultrasound speakers that cause some funky physics stuff and creates sound out of thin air. The work can only be heard when it is either pointing directly at you or reflecting of a wall. In more detail below-- This artwork incorporates a parametric array mounted on a gimbal for human tracking. The work also serves as a performance device to track aspects of my own body to compose music. The Robot Sound Lens Sculpture is one of 3 new works I am developing for exhibitions and performances in 2012. The work uses the Kinect camera to track members of an audience through space projecting various memory soundscapes also based on movement. This artwork expands on research into parametric arrays done 2001 while artist in residence at the Defence Science and Technology Organization in South Australia. My sound lens artworks series began in 1996 evolving from previous sculptures using optics. The lens in its most simple form is a representation of a point of view while at the same time it is a real device used in physics to peer into the extents of the known Universe and also within the human body. We all form types of lenses by the way in which we develop our perception of the world. http://www.adamdonovan.net/ additional work in progress http://adamdonovan.net/Adam%20Donovan%20soundlazer.html Interview with Adam Donovan - scientific-serendipity http://filter.org.au/in-other-words/scientific-serendipity/adam-donovan-interview/+ More details
Glass trap @ Tesla Berlin Feb 2007 I started this project as part of a residency at Tesla in Berlin. Here is a brief description of the concept used to guide the development of the work. Working title – “glass trap” gravity and the Void Artwork description Peppers ghost 3D movie This work is presented as an anaglyph (red/cyan) stereo film. Filmed at night the work depicts Voyeuristic scenes of people’s intimate living spaces. This work follows on from my interest about human perception and concepts about the lens and it is designed to give audience a unique feeling of placement in the scene. The idea for this work first came about walking at night and looking though windows and the feeling of presence inside without seeing anyone there. The selected houses and windows I am choosing for this work has one linking subject, this being an enveloping pull into a small space of light that is protruding into the darkness. Because the film is taken in 3D the audience gets to experience this emotional link closer as the 3D format is one step closer to how we experience reality. Anaglyph stereo (red blue glasses) the film also has strong associations with childhood and first experiences of 3D and helps to make the experience a little more like a dream. The sound is a recording of me breathing. Adam Donovan 2006+ More details
Granite River ran 2nd camera on this awesome team composed by Dana Biscotti Myskowski. This spot is currently up for an Emmy! Producer/Writer: Dana Biscotti Myskowski Producer: Adam Donovan Director: Adam Jones DP: Gary Anderson Editor: Marc Dole Art Director: Mary-Catherine Jones 2nd Camera: Kent Rich Set Designer: Susan Tinkham Audio: Stanton Barker Hair & Makeup: Annette Sousa PA: Elizabeth Anderson+ More details
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