Light Entropy | 2014
Light Entropy is an installation and performance exploring ideas around decay, synaesthesia and chaos. The work has been developed around an original sound and light installation (Tiny Moments) by David Strang and built into a performance via collaboration with other artists and musicians.
Small light bulbs are frozen inside blocks of ice and hung at various points around a dark space. Beneath each block of ice is a metal bowl suspended in the space that catches each droplet of water as it falls. As a droplet of water hits the bowl it triggers the corresponding light to flash on then off. The water droplet is also amplified through speakers in the space. What is created here is a network of synchronised flashes of light and pulses of sound that adjust to the surrounding environment. Alongwith the light bulb, small contact mics are frozen in the blocks of ice to amplify the changing state of the ice as it cracks and releases small pockets of air. (David Strang on Tiny Moments/Light Entropy)
Primary sensory cross-modalities: SOUND, VISION, KINESTHETICS
TV Hertz | 2011
TV Hertz is a series of sound and light installations that explore the interaction of sound and image (synaesthesia) through the use of pure sound signals (mostly sine waves). Images are created on TV monitors by connecting the amplified sound source to the video input of the monitor. What is created is light across the scan lines of the monitor in complete synchronicity with the sound that is also played out on speakers in the space.” (David Strang on TV Hertz)
Primary sensory cross-modalities: SOUND, VISION