ZEROGLYPHICSSSSSSS! (BETA) (2008)

Bridges, river banks, railroads, freeways as a literal surface of the city that fragments up to a non sense | open sense like the orchestration of fragmented voices.

This is an interpretation of Adriano Spatola's Poesia Totale. It's an interpretation of the relationship between author and audience. It's a sound zeroglyphic.

We asked twenty people to read a collection of poems by Adriano Spatola and recorded each reading. On the day of the show the interactive installation selected and recombined the audio fragments following the movements of the people who attended the event. The installation is presented as a sequence of 10 segments, 4minutes for each poem, made of a sound composition and a movie projection of los angeles places.

The movie in this page is an example and shows briefly the video projected with the audio produced at the OTIS College of Art and Design during the conference. The ...

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Bridges, river banks, railroads, freeways as a literal surface of the city that fragments up to a non sense | open sense like the orchestration of fragmented voices.

This is an interpretation of Adriano Spatola's Poesia Totale. It's an interpretation of the relationship between author and audience. It's a sound zeroglyphic.

We asked twenty people to read a collection of poems by Adriano Spatola and recorded each reading. On the day of the show the interactive installation selected and recombined the audio fragments following the movements of the people who attended the event. The installation is presented as a sequence of 10 segments, 4minutes for each poem, made of a sound composition and a movie projection of los angeles places.

The movie in this page is an example and shows briefly the video projected with the audio produced at the OTIS College of Art and Design during the conference. The rhythm of the fragments is given from the people's movements around the installation. There is a sensible change when the visitors go in or out of the room, or when they just pass by, and if they stand the sound composition is slower.

The movements of the people is sensed by a webcam with fluXsensi, an open source application software written at MEDIARS and improved over several installation works. Two laptops were synchronized over a network, one was capturing the movements, producing the sound composition and projecting the movie clips. The other was projecting the texts of the poems.

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