As a special gimmick for my birthday party i used the elements of [Audiosphere] to build a web o 6×6 speakers on a wall in my room. The sensation is, of course, a different one and since its now totally at hand, I will do some more experimenting in the next weeks.
Having introduced the [Diskokugel] project at Berlins biweekly [puredata] [user group], I was asked to build an installation for the finalizing event in Berlins [LEAP] gallery. Being busy doing technical coordination for the [Über Lebenskunst Festival] this was quite a task.
I used the five prototype circuits to build a walk-in sphere of 40 speakers. The speakers were attached to nylon strings stretched from the ceiling to the ground, so you could bend them aside to step in. In an effort I provided a crude interface in PD that provided a joypad for people inside the sphere to select different programs, such a random, sound going in circles, etc.
Contentwise, we had placed a call for content, which resulted in one piece that was handed to me and which worked quite well. I have yet to get the adress of the composer to thank him again ;)
The result was quite to my liking and so was the feedback (apart from nobody understanding the interface, but in the end that didn’t matter much). The sphere was fun to use. I personally found it pretty dizzying standing inside the speakers while the sound came from a different direction every 25 milliseconds. Unfortunately, as of now there are no pictures to show. The installation stood at LEAP only for two days, in which I had forgotten to bring my camera. Hopefully I will find someone of the PDCON who made good ones.
[UPDATE: pictures of the building process and a picture from a mobile phone (thanks ckp and astring!)]
Diskokugel is a work in progress, hopefully soon to be finished. For the whole story and latest updates check [here]
I started the project “Diskokugel” in autumn 2009. The vision was to build a ball made of speakers that can be turned on and off individually. This ball would turn while sound would be “reflected” in one constant direction, just like light from a mirrorball. So I went to the [sublab], a hacker space I am co-founder of, and asked for help. I got it galore from Christian, who volunteered to design a circuit that would both be cheap and easy to build.
Dive! IIis a closed circuit video installation aiming to illustrate my personal views on the element water and some of its characteristics.
For the puppet theatre piece “Kafka – der zerrissene Fisch” (Kafka – the torn fish) I produced a video showing Kafka on a public reading. The video was projected as an epilogue at the end of the piece.
EyesWeb-patch for an interactive installation. A live recorded video loop can be manipulated in length and speed by body movements.
Entwurf für ein universelles Interface im “Lisztraum” des Weimarer Kunstfestes. Als Raumteiler gespannte Klaviersaiten werden mit Sensoren ausgestattet, um verschiedene Funktionen zu erfüllen. Unter anderem die eines neuartigen Musikinstruments auf der Basis des 1919 erfundenen Theremins. (more…)
Klanginstallation bei der Ausstellung zum Klangkunstfestival “Inventionen” 2002. In das Treppenhaus der alten Staatsbank in Berlin wurde eine 12m hohe Murmelbahn gebaut.
Sound installation for the “Inventionen” 2002 sound art festival. A marble run, 12 meters high, was built into the stairwell of the former federal bank building, Berlin.