I Sky You (2009)

I Sky You is an installation that sonifies the radiance of chemically synthesized light. It is inspired by the phrase Frida Kahlo used to describe infinite love.

Clear glass forms containing a solution of luminol and a chemical reagent hang overhead. Drop by drop, the luminol is released into the reagent chamber creating bursts of brilliant blue light that fill the otherwise dark room. Small video cameras detect the light and activate a computer program that in turn produces unique resonant tones based on each flare of light and tuned to the acoustic character of each vessel. Visitors experience an imaginary sky blooming with color.

I Sky You was the recipient of a 2009 Rhizome Commision.

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I Sky You is an installation that sonifies the radiance of chemically synthesized light. It is inspired by the phrase Frida Kahlo used to describe infinite love.

Clear glass forms containing a solution of luminol and a chemical reagent hang overhead. Drop by drop, the luminol is released into the reagent chamber creating bursts of brilliant blue light that fill the otherwise dark room. Small video cameras detect the light and activate a computer program that in turn produces unique resonant tones based on each flare of light and tuned to the acoustic character of each vessel. Visitors experience an imaginary sky blooming with color.

I Sky You was the recipient of a 2009 Rhizome Commision.

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