Audio and audio-visual installations since 1997.
Scarlet(t) is a systems-based attempt to isolate the 'latent' content of a popular film. Using a tracking algorithm, the middlebrow romance "Girl with a Pearl Earring" is reduced to its most crucial token – Scarlett Johanssen's scarlet lips. Extracting this one signifier, Scarlett's famous mouth, wrenches the true subject of the movie – her lips, and their erotic juxtapositions – out of the extravagant context of costume drama in which it is cushioned. The entire film, both sonically and visually, is thus in some way squeezed through it's primary feature, the point to which our eyes are drawn: the inaccessible eroticism of the star.
Spectral City is an audio installation designed for a public space. Every city has a chord underlying it, inaudible to us beneath the short-term activity of daily life: this installation listens to its surroundings, extracts and amplifies this chord, and plays it back. This secret sound is permeating us unconsciously every day. The intent of this piece is to bring it to the fore, revealing the hidden sonic architecture of the city.
atopia:levigation and apophenia (2005-08)
Audio/video installation for live
internet feed, converting all data
received from a webcrawler directly into audio while displaying the
content currently being sonified. Premiered at Dorkbot Zürich, 2005.