Interactive sound installation integrated
to the environment. Nine orange megaphone speakers were mounted
on the upper part of the 9 pillars at the Prism Room at Henie Onstad
Art center, Ad HOK 1995.
The visitor enters a doted circle on
the floor in the center of the room and the sound sculpture is invoked.
As long as the visitor is moving within the virtual cylinder, the
sound continues and the visitor is enclosed by the mass of the sound
of heavy traffic going round. The sound is controlled by an IR-detector
connected to 3 control boxes with p.c.-boards.
The original sound was a mono recording
of heavy traffic. The sound was digitized and feed to a custom software
which combined the sound with the outline of an infinite eight symbol.
When the visitor leaves the circle
the sound stops after 8 seconds. Silence come as a relief.
"Traffic Zone" and
"Birdmachines" are counterparts.