Site-specific, generative sound installation at Symposion Lindabrunn.
The remains of the sculpture Data Spind by Franz Xaver, that was part of the media art lab of Kunsthaus Graz (MedienKunstLabor) in the early 2000s, was the starting point for this site-specific sound installation. The sculpture consisted of a locker, where each lock box was equipped with a high speed internet connection, cooling and a power supply for computers. The lock boxes could be used by artists and internet activists to realize their projects.
48 small vibration motors were mounted on the different surfaces of the sculpture (glass, metal). When vibrating, the motors rhythmically hit the surfaces they were attached to, creating percussive sounds. The motors were controlled using pixelated images, while each pixel represented one motor, making it possible to trigger and modulate the vibration of each motor individually. The brighter the pixel, the stronger the vibration of the motor and the louder and more pronounced the sound. Generative patterns like simplex noise and gradients were used to create spatial movement on the surface of the object.