[acaro alcaloide] [Snow Crash Project] Disc.o, optical loop …

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Author: snowcrashproject
To: fanculo-i-mediocri
Subject: [acaro alcaloide] [Snow Crash Project] Disc.o, optical loop temple
disc.o from muk on Vimeo.

Disc.o is a plastic representation of the unit length of repetitive
contemporary music: the Loop. The author, Andreas Haider (aka muk), is
explicitly referencing the SuperPiano of Emerick Spielmann, invented in
1929 as the first photoelectric sound synthesizer. The installation
consists of two parallel circular planes positioned at head height and
connected to the ceiling. The lower disc consists of 8 CD players, which
correspond to as many mirrored LEDs mounted on the second disc, which is
smaller, concentric to the first and supported by thin columns. Reflected
by the underlying paths and scratched cds, the light of the LEDs is
converted into sound by the photodiodes and amplified by eight speakers
positioned on the ceiling around users. The sounds of each cd player
generated by the photodiodes along with lights and circular shapes are
repeated constantly and redundantly, becoming a consistent translation of
the concepts of repetition and obsession. The round shape of the
installation and the small columns supporting the smaller circle give the
structure a sense of an ancient "monoptero" temple, a particular sacred
circular building that was erected in ancient Greece for only the most
important deities. Perhaps unintentionally, this reference covers the work
with a mystique air, with repetition (from rosaries to the ohm) being
practiced to alter mental states, just as with music. Chiara Ciociola

Postato da snowcrashproject su Snow Crash Project il 9/07/2011 04:02:00 PM