July 2017 - Domaine de Boisbuchet, France
collaboration with Edgar Hemery [embodme.com]
As an evolution of the project Filtering Reality that I previously developed, I wanted to enhance and strengthen the idea of vantage points, that could involve other senses together with the interaction and active participation of the viewer.
I developed this project together with Edgar Hemery, a French artist and researcher in music technology and human-computer interaction.
Sounding frames is an immersive sonic and visual experience, which reflects on the relationship between natural and human systems and that aims at augmenting a natural environment, both visually and aurally.
Visually, the installation guided the subjects on specific elements of the environment, such as the river, the open fields and the forest, through the alignment of geometric shapes.
This alignment is to be found by standing at the right place, which always changes depending on the viewer, and looking at the right direction. It is a matter of perspective.
Through headphones, the sense of hearing was stimulated. Tracking the specific position of the participants along the walk, the sound aimed to isolate the context and to focus on the selected environment, enhancing the detail and the purity of the sound, as a both visual and aural
The accompanying sounds have been recorded within this environment and progressively modified with digital audio effects.
Through this experience, we guided, enhanced and warped reality of the natural environment; aiming at a reflection on a careful and conscious observation using all the senses, we searched for an experience of pure and deep connection with nature.