For this deep listening piece, I kept thinking of sound waves. I heard lots of different noises while it was “silent” and wanted to visualize it as a conflict between the waves. It made me think of what it really means to be silent and not hear anything at all.
My group and I believe that our display was mainly about the aesthetics of what we found. For the table in the middle, we created a sort of fenced in area and utilized the negative space to make each piece stand out. We also had each object have a story to go along with it, as each piece we believed could stand on its own. I believe the main concept behind the piece was our collaboration as a group. Each person contributed to adding themselve into it and by having everything both separate and together at the same time, we are able to show each of ourselves in the display.
I was driving to class this week one morning when I noticed the fog was very thick. It made me think about how in the beginning, everything seems fuzzy, but as you progress through whatever it is that you’re doing everything starts to become clear. It doesn’t matter what it is, an art piece you’re working on, a story you want to write, or even life, nothing is going to be clear at first. Eventually during my drive, the fog started to clear up and became the perfect metaphor that I was looking for that day. I wish I took a picture but that would’ve been reckless. Perhaps next time I will, but I don’t know if I actually will.
The ideas of the collective often get jumbled and the result of that is poor decision making. In this interactive performance created using Cycling74 Max, I attempt to demonstrate this idea. Using public domain videos from the C-Span archive, since politicians are by definition the personification of the collective of their respective district, state, or country, many different videos are mashed together into one. Continue reading “Community – Max Patch”
People would grab a stick that would play a note that is mapped to the distance between a heartbeat. It’s velocity would change based on the warmth of the user’s hands. People would then walk around trying to find other’s who would make a chord or have the same note as them. Continue reading “Max Installation”