Alex Chechile: Data Decay

Revisiting a vintage computer data storage format using reel to reel audiotape, Data Decay is an installation that uses data as the primary sound palette and room acoustics as a modifying agent. Images are converted to sound and played back in a tape loop. The looping audio is decoded and the encrypted visual content is displayed. The installation is located in the NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL Building 10b, part of Wave(form)s – an Exhibition of Electronic Art on Governors Island.

Alex Chechile: Data Decay

Wave(form)s – an Exhibition of Electronic Art on Governors Island
Fridays, 11am to 4:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 5pm
FREE

Watch a video of Data Decay:
http://www.alexchechile.com/datadecaydoc.html

The artist gives talks about his work on Sat, June 25, at 1:30pm and 3:30pm.

Location:
NEW YORK ELECTRONIC ART FESTIVAL Building 10b
Governor’s Island
Free ferry service from Manhattan and Brooklyn:
http://www.govisland.com/html/visit/directions.shtml

Revisiting a vintage computer data storage format using reel to reel audiotape, Data Decay is an installation that uses data as the primary sound palette and room acoustics as a modifying agent. Images are converted to sound and played back in a tape loop. The looping audio is decoded and the encrypted visual content is displayed. The size and volume of the audience changes the acoustics in the room, and thus alters the visualization of the image. This project was commissioned by Harvestworks with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. Additional support was provided by The Experimental Television Center’s Finishing Funds program which is supported by the Electronic Media and Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts.

Alex Chechile is a New York based artist and composer whose work explores the relationship between sound, physiology, psychoacoustics, and cognitive science. His work takes advantage of room acoustics and uses psychoacoustic phenomenon to evoke unusual responses in both the ear and the body. Often focusing on specific brainwave behavior, his work examines the recursive relationship between cognition and the creative act.
For more information, visit www.alexchechile.com.

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