Curran Zhang- Looking Outwards 11

For this week’s post, I decided to investigate the work of Andrius Sarapovas. By converting, phone data into a numerical data set, music can be produced with the room-sized kinetic sculpture. Different segments that compose of metal bar, sound activator, sound damper, resonator, and mechatronics are placed on a surface or hung from the ceiling. With access to Tele2’s 4G network, various algorithms are used to generate music that covers 16 notes: C, D, F, and G along four octaves. As visitors of the art piece walk around the room, different harmonics are composed at different times and locations. In order to create an algorithm for the music to play, extremes of the 4G data of one second is used to create one second of music. Numbers derived from the extremes help determine the rhythm and volume.

Installation that is hung on the wall and from the ceiling

The work done by Sarapovas is to help bridge the two aspects of chaos and structure. Like the ideas of smart devices, his installation must be “smart” and be ever growing and changing with the flow of the internet. This way of expression is very interesting as it helps bring two ideas together and mesh it into a coherent art that can be absorbed by its visitors.

Visitors of all age express interest in the piece of art


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