ADUMBRĀRE
CHRISTIAN SKJØDT

 

Christian Skjødt, Adumbrare,

 

ADUMBRĀRE

YEAR: 2015
MATERIALS: 30 loudspeakers w. electronic circuits, IR illuminator, wire
MEASURES: site specific / 8 m x 8 m x 3,5 m
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Mørke Dage Festival, Aalborg, Denmark. October 2015 / IHC Experimental Gallery, New Delhi, India. January 2016 / Spanien 19c, Aarhus, Denmark. April-May 2016.

Adumbrāre is a study of the relationship between light and shadow, where autonomous circuitry translates the intensity of (invisible) light into sound. This installation is a practical attempt to create a immersive and user-dependent multisensory system, and give the spatial frames a new definition and meaning. Installed in a black box scenario handmade circuit boards and corresponding speakers are reacting to the intensity of infrared light. An IR illuminator placed in the middle of the space, acts as the primary source of (invisible) light, thus making movements in the space directly influence the sound and experience. Hereby, by his mere presence in the space, the individual spectator investigates its participatory role which leaves him the power to co-influence the auditory and spatial experience of the piece. This work is a continuation of a sound installation series – starting with Vibrant Disturbance in 2012 – examining translations of light into sound and responsive environments.

Realized with support from the Danish Arts Foundation.

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