synchronous displacement, w/ lili maya16th April, 2010
synchronous displacement is an iterative process of translation from light to sound to vibration.
in this floor mounted artwork, shifting patterns of light in an array of LEDs below a diffusing medium are tracked by software. the patterns are translated into a sound composition whose components are based on recordings made while constructing and prototyping the piece.
the composition is played through two small speakers, and a small, low frequency oscillator mounted below the LEDs, transposing the sound to low-frequency vibrations. vibration sensors connected to the LEDs alter the patterns of light, which alters the sound, which alters the light, etc.