Phase In, Phase Out
Sound installation / Performance. Horizont Gallery, Budapest, 2019 – ongoing
48 + 5 channel textile sound system. Silk, CuNi+ fabric, neodymium magnets, custom electronics, Max / MSP. 400cm x 150cm (black), 230cm x 150cm (white), 120cm x 120cm (blue).
Artistic research were carried out within the framework of PhD research project Soft Interfaces – Crossmodal Textile Interactions at the Doctoral School of the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design Budapest, Hungary. Japan Media Arts Festival 2020 - Jury Selection, Art Division Category
Textiles are the metaphor that string together the macrocosm and microcosm, the interwoven reflection of interpersonal relationships, the linking of vertices and edges to create a network, the second skin and the next interface for human-computer interactions. Tissue, textile and fabric are excellent models of knowledge, whereby knowledge can be understood as a perceptual experience.
Phase In, Phase Out uses space, time, sound, and light as materials and structures to address the happenings here and now. Sound as an informational source is described in terms of auditory attributes, such as timbre, tone, pitch, duration, loudness. These characteristics are analyzed and give relevance to the delivery of musical meaning. But sound is not only about deduced meaning, it is about physical energy shared. Sound as a vibrational force links humans bodies and matter at a material level via physical resonation. Human beings perceive sound, either when it is heard by entering the ear canal or when corporeally experienced. It is on and in our body that acoustic waves become discernible.
Phase In, Phase Out is the result of an art-based study on the crossmodal, employing sound, textile and space as one unified medium. By augmenting textile into a multichannel electroacoustic transducer, EJTECH explores the “alogogenic” properties of sound via the unique timbre of textile, through sound compositions or “electronic poems” specifically written for, and performed on a purely textile-sound system. The intrinsic materiality and expressivity of textiles, with their sensory-rich haptic experiences, create new methods to interact with and to experience sound. Patterns of high, mid and low range frequency tones sweep across the textile pieces, creating sound and resonating in physical territory. Phase In, Phase Out deals with the audio-physical experience of sound, space and matter which are determined in form and content by controlled vibrations of independent channels on the textile in order to reach new, elevated states of sensing and awareness by transforming our perception, unfolding the joint potentials of textile and sound as a spatiotemporal material process. The raw manifestation of sound as an existential pattern, and its vibrational force amount to a polysensorial experience and an exercise in liminality. Photography by Dávid Bíró.
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