Soundmaps will be series of generative visuals of my favourite sound pieces. Here’s the first one “Uoon I” from Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Vrioon album. Visuals are generated with Processing and Minim audio library.
I’ve been thinking about to recreate visuals from Rothko’s artworks for a long time. But, I couldn’t have free time for it, because of freelance jobs 🙂 Anyway, finally I’ve coded a part of the application with action script of course. Basically, main app reads every single pixel of the image horizontally and vertically, then create particals according to the pixel’s values of the image. I’ll add some feature’s to the application latter. For now, it creates only jpgs from processed image. Original image belongs to Rothko – Ochre and Red on red (1954)
is about being in between time. It is the void in between happenings, the ether that fills the space, the apparent blank.
The apparent blank is not without substance. It is the punctuation between sentences, the emphasis between ideas, it is the silence that makes possible for notes to be discerned – the one thing in common of all music. The one thing in common of all art.
Transition Houses is about the process, the essential environment of creation.
We would like to celebrate this ephemeral and vital air that is the process. We would like to make it a negative, to make the apparent blank a blinding light and the colorful spots insignificant dead heaps of lifeless matter.
Houses of transition are not real. We made them up.
Houses of transition have no real territory. It is tomorrow’s dream of yesterday. It is a state of mind.
Transition Houses are the turns we do before taking a new direction. The pauses we do before making new movements. These are the assessments of past visions and the formation of future ones. And something anew just as well. It is the connection between the results, but something completely different from it altogether.
There are no statements made in Transition Houses. There are observations.
Transition Houses is the moment of metamorphosis. The moment when shapes are blurred and lines mingled and tangled together into something unfamiliar but vivid, alive.
Transition Houses are the transition word that we use in language to indicate a desired shift in thought, or a summarization, the end of an idea and/or the start of another one. In the rooms of Transition Houses all the howevers, likewises, finallies, for instances, indeeds, meanwhiles, consequentlies, of courses and moreovers are welcome.
There is no democracy in Transition Houses. We really do things together.
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Some shots from my multiouch screen. Further information from: Squatouch