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Category: Installation

Turntables by Thessia Machado

[Turntables is] an interactive sculpture/instrument using 2 found turntables, 10 servo motors controlled by an arduino mega and an ultrasonic distance sensor. Attached to the motors are percussion instruments made of simple materials that are struck by a rotating stick. The position of the instruments and the needles on the modified records are determined by the position of the viewer. There are 6 different routines that can be triggered.

Awkward_Lines by PirarucuDuo

First documentation for the multimedia installation to be presented in the VBrasil Festival (​), next july in Barcelona. Sounds and graphics by PirarucuDuo, using Pure Data and it’s plugin Gem. [1]

PirarucuDuo is a brazilian artistic partnership between Fernando Visockis and Thiago Parizi, based in São Paulo and Barcelona. Has been working with soundart since 2009, developing different technics and seeking for random ways to reach its poetic speech. [2]


Presented on triple screens and on a series of CRT televisions, Tvestroy is an experimentation with the links between image and sound materials, leveraging all of their potential “drasticality.” Generated from the same source, sounds and images are not only in synch — they emerge concurrently. The sound IS the image. Hypnotic and heady, this work of art qualified as “electrovideoacoustic” by its two creators, engulfs the audience in an environment made up of geometrical abstractions and de-structured rhythmic phrases way beyond any compromise. [1]

True Value by David Ellis and Roberto Carlos Lange

True Value (paint fukette) – kinetic sound installation by David Ellis with composition by Roberto Carlos Lange. Presented by Joshua Liner Gallery, PULSE contemporary art fair, IMPULSE section, New York, March 2011.

Flicker by Jon McCormack

Flicker is an immersive electronic environment of generative image and sound. A collaborative work with Oliver Bown. Based on biological models of firefly behaviour, Flicker generates an ever shifting rhythmic, meditative environment to the viewer.
Flicker uses 4 channels of synchronised high definition video and 8 channels of sound to immerse the viewer in a phenomenologically rich environment of artificial life.

This video shows a computer generated simulation of the final work. [1]

More work by Jon McCormack.

Instrument for Unsent Letters by Rebecca Adorno

Instrument for Unsent Letters is a sound installation that addresses issues concerning the convergence of privacy, social networking and space awareness. Unsent letters from strangers are collected through a blog where people write entries dedicated to someone in an anonymous way. They are then published in the form of audio clips as part of the installation. The strumming of five string instruments, by servomotors, controls the play back of the narrations. A typewriter acts as an interface each of its keys is connected to a switch that triggers the movement of the motors. [1]

Dancing Cranes by Kathy Hinde and Maja Ratkje

Installation by Kathy Hinde and Maja Ratkje shown at Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, 27th March 2010.
Kathy Hinde has animated delicate origami Cranes using small motors. They fly to a soundtrack by Norwegian composer Maja Ratkje. The speed of their flight, and the intensity of the overlaying crane sounds is controlled by data that represents their annual migration cycle. Video images shine onto the paper birds to create a super-imposed shadow animation. First shown on a Faster Than Sound residency, Snape, UK, 20th March 2010. MaxMSP programming by Matthew Olden. With thanks to Peter Holden and Snape RSPB volunteers for information on Cranes and migration routes. [1]