In this interactive installation the visual and auditory components of
the work were interconnected and closely related. A finely perforated
projection screen was visibly divided into sixteen sections. Behind each
section was a speaker connected to its own amplifier and tape deck.
Sixteen sound tracks were composed and recorded by Harry de Wit for this
work. Each sound track was assigned to a specific position on the
screen, and the volume of each of these sixteen spatially located sound
tracks was modulated by a continual analysis of the changing light
intensity of the images being projected onto that part of the screen. In
this way the interactively controlled movement of the imagery over the
screen surface caused a simultaneous mixing of the sixteen sound
channels, and the dynamics of this sound mix was determined by shifting
distribution of light intensities according to the viewer's manipulation
of the images. The viewer controlled the movement of the projected
imagery using two trackballs to pan left and right and up and down, and
buttons to control zooming in and out. The visual space was constituted
by a network of interconnected pictorial images that were both
conceptually and formally organised in relation to the sixteen-part
division of the screen. The placement and movement of these images
within the visual grid modulated the sixteen sound tracks physically
located in this structure.
(Text from Database of Virtual Art: http://www.virtualart.at/database/general/work/-27f73b7417.html)
Dutch text / Nederlands
Interactieve installatie gemaakt i.s.m. Harry de Wit. Het publiek heeft controle over de visuele ontwikkeling van de installatie d.m.v. "tracking-balls" en joystick. Het geluid werd beïnvloed door licht sensoren gestuurd door computers. Het beeld was zichtbaar via grootbeeld video projectie (een soort matrix) (3 bij 4 meter).