→ Synesthetic Record

experience interaction visual   tags: mdp painting performance prototype sound

Paintings, as static objects, do not make justice to the dynamic processes that created them. How to record the various states a painting goes through? In this performance Alex and I used the concept of synesthesia as a translator from color to sound. Each brushstroke to the canvas gets captured by a camera and translated to sound. White doesn’t produce any sound. There are two canvases on a table, each one being read by a webcam and triggering a different set of sounds, allowing the p(aint)erformer to be a dj with paint.

[ In collaboration with Alex Braidwood, at the MDP ]
–> Tools used: Max/MSP, OpenFrameworks, two computers, two webcams, 12″x12″ gesso boards, acrylic paint, brushes and speakers.

Painting Records (12″ x 12″):