media arts

i-Design 09

University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London – Thursday 24th September 2009

An essential one day conference and showcase for anyone with an interest or passion for interactive design and the digital arts. The programme aimed to inspire, entertain and explore how our digital future looks set to unfold and the central role interactive design will take in our cultural, work and social life. TINT was pleased to present four artworks by six artists alongside Kinetica museum and Cybersonica.

1. Circling Sound – captincaptin


A single user immersive sound installation using found and engineered audio recordings taken from various natural and mechanical locations. Cicling Sound transforms this into a cacophony of sound creating the appearance of a physical presence, which dislocates the users from the comfort of their surroundings. Through transferring these sounds between the 10 speakers immersion into the work is created by the steadily disorientation of fluctuating tempos and volumes. We ourselves are the producers of so much sound and yet the work aims to over enhance the experience.

2. Bad Faith – Stuart Dunbar


Activated by motion sensors and servos, Bad Faith at first glance appears to be a solid sculpture, however as the viewer approaches it responds to their presence shifting it’s position in relation to the speed and distance of movement. The fragile state of Bad Faith echo’s the fluctuating relationship between object and viewer, highlighting the delicate nature of our interaction and interconnections with technology, and with each other.

3. Transmission+Interference – David Strang & Vincent Van Uffelen


Transmission+Interference uses laser light to transmit audio signals through hacked laser pointers that are received by photocells and amplified through speakers. In-between the transmitters and receivers are prepared bicycle wheels that function as template for scores made out of materials of various opacities. Scores that modulate the transmission by blocking different amounts of light. The wheels are used, as they are often seen symbolically, as timing elements and when they are turned by visitors a symphony of sound is created at various speeds and rhythms that gradually returns to continuous frequencies.

4. Extagram 2 – Tanja Vujinovic


Extagram 2 belongs to the ongoing cycle of works Discrete Events in Noisy Domains, consisting of tactile-sonic objects or ambients based on multiple nonlinear video and sound systems that recode events into audio-visual noisy data streams.

Extagram is a series of micro-works that stems from the relationship between drawings and sounds and audio-visual recycling. The resulting audiovisual Extagram(s), open up the field of the indeterminacy of the state, which is a possible mapping and a flux, a draft of space vibrations and temporary field trajectories. Extagram-ST807 is entirely made of television test signals from various TV networks. The Oscilo series recodes micro-camera signals as a broken data stream of glitch sounds.
Producer: Jan Kusej

TINT’s participation in this event was organised and curated by artists Gareth Goodison & Jonathan Munro

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Photo Credits: Gareth Goodison and Matthew Davidson aka Stretta
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