Voice Array

Subsculpture 13

As a participant speaks into an intercom, his or her voice is automatically translated into flashes of light and then the unique blinking pattern is stored as a loop in the first light of the array. Each new recording pushes all previous recordings one position down and gradually one can hear the cumulative sound of the 288 previous recordings. The voice that was pushed out of the array can then be heard by itself.

Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

General info

Spanish name:
Matriz de Voz
Year of creation:
2011

Treatment

Ten meters version

Technique:
intercom, array of lights (typically 10 LED batons), holosonic speaker, custom-made hardware and software
Dimensions:
covers up to 10 meters of wall, each baton is 1m wide per approx. 12cm high and 6cm thick
Additionnal info:
collector gets 10x 1m strips of LED lights and they can choose to only display any number of them in case their wall is not big enough
Edition:
6 copies + 1 AP copy

Thirty meters edition

Technique:
intercom, array of lights (typically 30 LED batons), holosonic speaker, custom-made hardware and software
Dimensions:
covers up to 30 meters of wall, each baton is 1m wide per approx. 12cm high and 6cm thick
Additionnal info:
collector gets 30x1m strips of LED lights
Edition:
1 copy + 1 AP copy

Exhibitions


Credits

  • Gideon May - Programming, custom hardware and software
  • Pierre Fournier, Sébastien Dallaire, Guillaume Tremblay, Tyson Parks - production support

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