The Cave of Sounds is an interactive sound installation exploring the prehistoric origins of collective music making through the contemporary music hacker scene.The work has been created by Tim Murray-Browne in collaboration with members of the Music Hackspace during a ten month residency and debuts in London in August 2013.
“Talking to walls” is the tagline for Murmur, a video and sound installation which translates sound waves into visuals. The audience can talk into the Murmur ‘echo chamber’, and a direct visible interaction with the visuals on the walls becomes apparent. The visitor’s murmurations become visible. Murmur was created by a multidisciplinary group of French artists. It’s an interesting experiment, exploring visualization of sound interactively. What the direct relationship between the spoken words and the resulting visuals are remains a mistery though.(from http://www.everydaylistening.com/articles/2013/6/16/murmur.html)
The visual effect of this work are impressive.It make audiences’ voice visible and looks like data connecting.The engagement of audiences are fuse together,looks like the toy paper phone.I found that most artists prefer to use voice exchange to visual aspect,it will be more easy to control audiences’ action.
Contacts is a new interactive artwork from the artists scenocosme. This artwork is perceptible by two people or more. This sensory installation is tactile and sonorous. It proposes an original and interactive staging among spectators’ bodies. They are transformed into real sonorous human instruments.
The “Water Light Graffiti” is a surface made of thousands of LED illuminated by the contact of water. You can use a paintbrush, a water atomizer, your fingers or anything damp to sketch a brightness message or just to draw. Water Light Graffiti is a wall for ephemeral messages in the urban space without deterioration. A wall to communicate and share magically in the city. More pictures and details on Digitalarti : http://bit.ly/O2v7aw
I remember in about 2010,I had watched a exhibition of The Creators Project.There had a interactive artwork which audiences can control the computer to paint in the air by their hand.It was common technology now.But i don’t like it after I interactive with it.Although it is completely new technology to me at that time,but I don’t think it is a nice artwork.Because I thought it is more like a technology show than a artwork.The screen and painting were mess that combine every audiences’ engagement.It was lack of visual aesthetics because most audience are neither trained about art nor know how to draw.
But look at this Water Light Graffiti,I think this is a nice piece.Compare with that work,this one is use audiences’ untrained painting skill to interactive as well.But this one you can see,even the painting is mess,but it is within aesthetics.The big difference between these two works is artist consider how to present painting.Water Light Graffiti is smartly use LED light to display painting,those small light dot are interesting.Besides,using water as media is creative.The aesthetics of this work is display on the process of engagement.
This is second time research paper tutorial with Jane.I explained my further idea to her.I intend to investigate the changing role of aesthetics and investigate how artist control the uncontrollability of aesthetics of interactive artwork.And I showed her some example which I found,such as ADA,Rafael Lozano’s work.
Jane thought this topic is interesting.But she thought some example I found is not suitable for my research because it is not digital art.Like ADA,she like this example,but it look more fine art not digital art.She suggested me to find some example which is digital interactive art would be helpful for me to further.Then she also recommended couple of books to me.Like “Digital Aesthetic”,”Aesthetics of interaction in digital art” etc.In the end,she suggested me write down the content base on the topic and example.
Jonathan has recommended Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s work before and I like his work.His interactive work is amazing,display a aesthetic form.His work are use voice or light element to express his concept.They are minimalism.