A research project into spatial sound and the post-immersive soundscape constructed through highly directional parametric speakers
at the Jack Straw New Media Center in March 2015
This project explores the poetics of spatial, sonic representations in the computational flow of datasets, fundamentally using the flow of bodies, and of movements and breath as a chaotic interference or disruption to the systems in place.
The first photograph documents this installation at the DXARTS warehouse in Ballard, WA in March 2015 and utilizes breath as the sonic archetype for intimacy. It features a custom designed pan-tilt motor on which an array of parametric speakers is allowed to freely roam. Network data is revealed through the pitch and intensity of breaths that are ‘breathed’ into the gallery. These generate echo responses in real space, just as the packets they represent are pinged through a digital, illusionary space.