Breathing Room

Breathing Room

 "Small is Ok."

   –Atelier Bow Wow, Japan

 
 Breathing Room, 2011. Installation view. Photos: T. Suda. Courtesy of Tokyo Wonder Site.

Breathing Room, 2011. Installation view. Photos: T. Suda. Courtesy of Tokyo Wonder Site.

reactive sound environment. dome 5-channel sound system: 4 monitor speakers surrounding the visitors plus one mounted in ceiling, mixed media with aluminum, lavalier mic, live computer.


Once entered the room, the visitor is shrouded in an intimate, rather static atmosphere: an acoustic horizon that confers the experienced time an air of suspended duration.

Activated with a simple breath (a blow) of a visitor, a multiplicity of new sound sourcesmagically invade the room, acoustically creating micro spaces within the existing space.  A loose, fluctuating volumetric structure– a dome of sound, which elevation, richness of resonance and time of reverberation are the projections of the initial gesture’s intentionality – unfolds for a short moment, and then dissolves without leaving a trace.

A study of perception as inherently spatial.  The notion of‚felt volume’ as a sculptural experience.  Temporalization of space.  Transparency.    

Ethereal  constructions with air pressure.  Sound as a radical form of materiality.

 

 Breathing Room, 2011. Detail. 

Breathing Room, 2011. Detail. 

"créer un calme, une serenité,un lieu où vous ne deviez pas chercher la porte. où rien ne vous attire, où vous êtes simplement là."
–Peter zumthor, atmosphères 

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