The formation of patterns from different sound waves was analyzed in an experiment. Salt was sprinkled onto the top of a vibrating box, which – through sound effects - aligned into different forms. Most interestingly, upon the overtone of Buddhist monks, the sand rearranged into Mandalas – the sacred symbol of Buddhism. This was the moment when I started to show interest in the mysterious connection between image and sound.
The computer enables the audio-visual representation of the data set – making sound visible. This program is a sound-image synthesizer. It indicates the sum of three sound waves in a periodic scale. This is a very primitive transformation, enabling interferences to be seen on the monitor.
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While reading a text one uses his or her finger not to get lost among the lines. A particular relation builds up between the reader and the surface of the printed letters. This program creates an illusion. Under out virtual finger the letters become alive. Our touch leaves marks on the printed-paper.
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Whales are orientating according to ultrasonic waves – with the principle that the time lag between the emitted sound waves and their reflection is linearly proportional to the object between the emitter and he receptor.
This relationship can also be observed at the echo-effect. The larger the distance between the sound-emitter and the reflecting surface, the more time it takes to for the voice to be heard.
If we put a light source near a camera lens, we can observe a similar phenomenon. Objects closer to us appear lighter, whereas objects further away darken in proportion to the distance. If we reverse this process, we can obtain the surface of a 3D image. This program also applies this principle by using the Night-shoot mode of the camera. The result is a 3-D surface exposed to the original video signal is projection - the picture becomes relatable and observable from different angles.
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This program is an instrument, which simulates bouncing balls: they make a sound while hitting the ground. Balls return to their starting points so they will be moving perpetually without losing energy. The ten balls sound five different tones as they reach the ground. Balls drop from different heights turn to timeless cycles pulsing in time.
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Japanese painting, contrasting the European, does not use perspective. Hence it doesn’t oblige the receptive to contemplate the picture form the outside. It aspires to let the audience be a part of the artwork. Ignoring concrete space and forms our imagination is called to integrate.
This video follows an analog guideline. Dramaturgy and the pictorial motifs are abstract enough to let the audience conceive the sight according to his own mood.
The film has no beginning or ending. It is an endless loop which recurs in a continuous cycle symbolizing timelessness.
video: Bence Samu (2002)
audio: Agonston Nagy
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Earth has been filling out with even more practical inorganic materials since we have discovered plastic. As it was easy to compose, but less to decompose, it is stored in refuse bins instead. This bin is not the first, who has put out and sung hysterically staring into the vision of hopeless future. The musty, alcoholic smell is ripped by a refuse car, which unburdens the disguised bin for a while.
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The story takes place on a very small part of the universe: a leaf. The creatures called blobs and they live in this macro world. They come into life, they dance and they disappear for ever.
This animation is based on it's sound track. The sound was created by generating hundreds of very simple random sequences. After a long selection only a few left and It cannot be called random any more, in theis case the selection is the creation.
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