BridA/TomKerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica: SOUND AROUND interactive audio-visual project The Sound-Around art project is based on constructing a work of art with the audience participating actively. Various mechanical devices and sound units installed in the premises of Kino Šiška will enable direct impact on the construction of the artwork. Mechanic modules, microphones and security
BridA/TomKerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica: SOUND AROUND interactive audio-visual project
The Sound-Around art project is based on constructing a work of art with the audience participating actively. Various mechanical devices and sound units installed in the premises of Kino Šiška will enable direct impact on the construction of the artwork. Mechanic modules, microphones and security cameras will be tracing the topography of the space in which people hang around. These people will be integrated into an interactive system, enabling them to participate actively in the creative process. The audio-visual setting will enable the audience to perceive and comprehend the topography of Kino Šiška premises quite differently.
Returning to audio and visual presentation matrix despite its own hefty information nature, the project explores the dynamics produced in the process of making an artwork. However, a work of art in the sense of a goal is only present in its dynamic audio-visual image as a confirmation of the experiment or result of the process. The core of the project is in the automated process and in collecting audio samples that are required for this art experiment. The project records the acts of people present to build and derive from them. A sequence of actions composed of the actual arrival to the venue, treading on the staircase and conversation or moving chairs, is used in the project to compose a new image. It functions as an advertisement (video) for the space and time in which it is set. Due to non-linear timing, the result is bent and skewed, at the same time offering a momentary reflection of reality. There is an apparent analogy with daily news and the media outlets producing them. As well as exploring the dynamics in the process of making an artwork, the project therefore also contains a critique of the acquisition and transmission of all the contents perceived by visitors as authentic and real.
A field of microphones and cameras, some of the devices automatized to rotate, tracks the actions of people present in the room. Performing the role of the director, the system sorts samples automatically, switches between sources and decides on delays in playing the samples being executed in the same room. There is a double purpose to the images presented in the form of projections and directed sounds: the saturated information presentation of events (augmented reality) makes it possible for the viewer to trace the activity in the room in fast-forward mode; whereas the dynamic visual work of art provides an impulsively built composition, thus transferring the weight of the artistic potential into a thoroughly programmed algorithmic scheme watching over space and time. The space would function like the source of and drain for audio and visual information at once, thus enabling the observers to interact with the generated new image of the space. Observers would be forced to change the purpose of their visit to exit like active members of the work of art. Facebook Event>
Text by: BridA/ Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica
Co-organised by: BridA institute for contemporary art and Kino Šiška.