Jana Winderen

UP.2.DATE, Exhibition at Electron, Breda (NL) 2006

UP.2.DATE, curated by IDFX, at Electron, Breda, Netherlands
18th August –17th September 2006

In the interactive sound installation Hard Rain 2 a camera is used to track the movement of people through the space, in which Winderen has positioned a number of trigger points. She has entered pre recorded sounds of nature into a computer, and as people move through the space the sounds are distorted and made disharmonic as people move and gesture under the spotlights, actually determining the composition of the sounds. When there are no people in the space the sounds revert to recognisable background natural sounds, such as the gentle lapping of waves. A bench is placed in the space, inviting people to sit and contemplate the soundscape. An LCD screenon the wall next to the performance space displays a spectrogram of the sound as it changes according to visitors' interactions.

download MP4 file of Hard Rain 1 and 2 here
Hard Rain 1 is form the exhibition The Idea of North at Dalhousie Art gallery in Halifax, Canada, Hard Rain 2 is from Up.2.Date in Breda, Netherlands

Coding by Jørgen Larsson

Thanks to Office of Contemporary Art

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