[NetBehaviour] "speaking at wall" OUT NOW !

Chiara Passa chiarapassa at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 08:25:09 CET 2008

Dearez, I'm glad to inform you the interactive video installation
 "speaking at wall" is out now.

 Movies at:http://www.chiarapassa.it/speakingatwall.html

 Images at: http://www.chiarapassa.it/speakingat.html

 "Speaking at the wall" interactive video installation time var. 2008

 by Chiara Passa

 This interactive video installation synthesises the voice into virtual
 architecture. The spectator's voice is recorded from a microphone and
 live time audio-video processed through the software Quartz Composer.
  "Speaking at the wall" develops itself on two walls and the floor.
 The three screenings around the corner of the three Cartesian axes
 reconstructs one central illusory perspective.
 While the spectator is inside the room and speaks close to the walls,
 he modifies with his voice (volume and spectrum) the whole environment
 around him. The words he pronounces draw a new atmosphere... a virtual
 desert. In this illusory dimension, infinite lines generating
 emptiness and distances are 'attracted' and skim one with the others,
 The projections reconstruct the scene of a 3-D software grid as a
 virtual extension in motion

 of the architectonic space (like an animated "tromp l'eoil" on the 'Z'
 raw co-ordinate). The environments in motion crossing the spectator
 lead it to an 'unfinished space'. So the spectator is forced to
 confront himself with another atmosphere, a new 'digital-where'. This
 dimension is by now ours, is the fourth dimension. "Speaking at the
 wall" is a virtual opening never averred, it is a process in constant
 transformation and therefore it doesn't characterize any specific
 A performance idea is the base of this artwork. Watching "Speaking at
 the wall " the spectator will see a place that moves naturally beyond
 its functionality. Therefore the term "Super-place" (I had invented)
 can be attributed to this video installation. Exactly the contrary
 happens in the 'no-where' in which static presences have only the
 function to receive temporarily.
  "Speaking at the wall" probes the notion of space or  better  of
 place  in order to search new possibility and  dimensions which the
 digital world, not so much separated from the real one, offers.  In
 fact, in this installation the space is meant as the pure shape of

 This three-dimensional interactive installation constructs a sort of
 virtual architectures and territories that elude the corporeal limits.
 The synthetic shape becomes design, structure, architecture and truth.
 If the space is the extension in all the directions by our intuitions
 of the real world  in which  material bodies are placed, "Speaking at
 the wall"  wants to expand these possibilities of perception.

  Best regards, Chiara

Chiara Passa
chiarapassa at gmail.com
Skype: ideasonair

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