audiovisual performance, installation
7’ x 7’ x 1’ projection-mapped sculpture, stereo audio
Processing, Java, OpenGL, Ableton Live, MaxMSP
more photos on flickr
The form is composed of 7 panels trimmed and scaled from a full icosidodecahedron. The piece represents my practice and experiences in regards to my own growth and experience. Geometrically, the form is inspired by sacred polyhedra that represent forms of transition. The choice of an icosidodecahedron represents transition of two forms and frequencies, represented by an icosahedron and its dual polyhedron, a dodecahedron.
Software and audio toolsets for ICOSI are procedurally generated from the form. A factor I didn’t anticipate was how this project dramatically split my focus into two realms (sound and visuals), which was a juggle that I didn’t anticipate as I was developing the visual software on one split-screen before the performance. My goal was to create a unified performance tool, yet still resulted in a focus split. I am inspired to continue pursuing interfaces and controllers to overcome the separation of creating audio and visuals simultaneously.
The multiple mediums (sculpture, sound, visual media) of this particular project was fascinating. Each iteration represents a process of my curiosities in technology, consciousness, spirituality, design, and fabrication.
Software Control Schema
sends low pass | overall complexity delay | overall trails reverb | overall softness mode presets ctrl via /monome128 each (16 arpvis/clips) (16 effect automations) (1 mute)
desc | rhythm, clicks, pulses quarks, photos, static, stars timbre | percussive, clicks, bells inst | collision (synthesis) pulse | note pulse len | note length, decay radius | band pass filter amt (thick = lows, thin = highs) trail number | decay feedback trail length | decay wetness reverb | softness left/right pos | pan alpha | vel rotation (xy) | auto-pan arp vis: all hold all pulse directional random multiple pulse modes (can link with edges)
desc | voices, chants, drones, rhythms, tones, frequencies timbre | bass, synth, drone inst | korg / guit (live, recordings) pulse | note dir pulse | note w/length, decay dir pulse len | note length, decay thickness | band pass filter amt (thick = lows, thin = highs) envelope | adsr trail number | decay feedback trail length | decay wetness reverb | softness left/right pos | pan alpha | vel rotation (xy) | auto-pan arp vis: all hold all pulse / all verts of one plane pulse 8x directions random placement, tree growth multiple pulse modes (can link with verts)
desc | ambience, low freq, textures, rhythms, pulses, orbiting timbre | gong, cymbal, bell inst | sampler (recordings) pulse | hit w/decay pulse in/out | attack envelope pulse from edge | hits w/decay light revs | panning, auto pan color | reverb, detail left/right pos | pan alpha | vel rotation (xy) | auto-pan rotate mask | auto-pan arp vis: all hold all pulse 8x directions random placements, pulse colors revolutions with orbiting light colors glow
Nov 06 2010 Takes on Sound & Space, live visual performance with music by Jeff Lubow.
Jul 29 2010 Biennial of the Americas, Denver CO