CYBERFEST 9: Patterns of the Mind 2015
, State Hermitage Museum (Youth Education Centre), Moika River Embankment, St Petersburg, Russia. Nov-Dec 2015.
Selected and curated by Anna Frants and Elena Gubanova. Funded through CYBERFEST.
In Reciprocal Resonances Refracted, St Petersburg version,
live sound visualizations were projected onto the walls, activated by audience interaction with many percussion triangles suspended in the space. Initially shown at Palazzo Bembo in a collateral exhibition within the 55th Venice Biennale 2013, the St Petersburg version was curated to be in a much larger room within the State Hermitage Museum, as part of CYBERFEST's 'Patterns of the Mind'. The program Overtone Analyzer
allowed interactive sound generation to become visual mark-making through collective, reciprocal sonic improvisation. The increased number of triangles that were suspended in the vaulted space reflected an interest in Russian bell ringing and its collective resonance as visualized zvon
. The pronounced angles of the projectors’ placement referenced the dynamism of Russian Constructivist works. Perspex tubes rotated at two revolutions a minute and refracted the sound visualizations into further arcs that amplified perceptions of the sonic space.
Not for profit CYBERFEST is a production of the CYLAND Media Art Lab. More information is available on their website. Click here.
Link to film including all exhibitors at CYBERFEST 9: Patterns of the Mind 2015, State Hermitage Museum. Click here.