Nightingale and Canary
Andy Thomas, an Australian artist, creates “audio life forms”. He creates 3D animations that respond to audio inputs. For this project, he used archival bird recordings in order to visualize digital sound sculptures that animate in reaction the songs of each bird. I found crossing the boundary between constructing visual thoughts and sound thoughts interesting and attractive in his work. There is a sensible and lifelike touch in translating bird sounds into bird like forms. Thomas is interested in literally casting technology’s impact on nature into a visualized form, and has recently been diving into audio software. Through this new path of artistic investigation Thomas once again finds a way to create works in which nature and technology combine.