As part of the 5th International Pure Data Convention, PdCon16~, Harvestworks will host the installations Sunlight Synth by Warren Enström and Waves by Elwira Wojtunik and Popesz Csaba Láng. In Sunlight Synth, the user experiences the passing of time as sulight and shadows move across the space and light levels fluctuate, reflected in shifts in texture, density, and character. In Waves, the viewer experiences a generative projection reminiscent of the movement of sea waves, but also of all oscillations that travel through space.
Friday November 18th 2016 noon – 5 pm
Harvestworks 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012
Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6
Sunlight Synth by Warren Enström
The sunlight synth experiences the passing of time as the sun creeping across the sky. As shadows move across the space and as light levels fluctuate, the sunlight synth responds with shifts in texture, density, and character. In bright sunlight, the synth “charges,” storing energy for later, darker periods. At night, and in particularly dark moments during the day, the synth uses its stored energy to continue to produce sound. Once its energy begins to dwindle, the synth again changes character to reflect its new state. The sunlight synth sonifies the sunlight and shadows passing through a given space, creating a unique sonic fingerprint of that space in place and time, and illustrates different modes and experiences of passing time.
Waves by Elwira Wojtunik and Popesz Csaba Láng
WAVES an interactive installation invites the viewer to enter a spontaneous situation, experiencing it and becoming part of it in the same time.The title refers not only to the visible layer of the installation – the generative projection reminding the movement of sea waves, but primarily to all oscillating that travels through space- elementary phenomena of occurrence and alteration.The audience can influence the shape, frequency and density of the waves, while each wave origins from conducting motion of the participant. Every time the interaction is unique and individual due to the result of newly configured digital data processed by special algorithms.
The installation WAVES is inspired by one of the most important happening in Polish art, the “Panoramic Sea Happening” created by Tadeusz Kantor. The performance took place 23 August 1967 on the beach of the Baltic Sea in Łazy, Poland.