Capacitive Sensor (Paint to Audio) Sculpture

Combining flowing forms, textures, solid colour and a little bit of disturbance to contemplate in its entirety. The static mood of this interactive sculpture changes once audio is added. The slowed down breathing, spinning wheels and heartbeats – initially recorded based on my lower leg physio recovery but now more relevant to an exposed chest, back, ribs and abdomen. The torn edges mirroring some of my Minor Surfaces experiments I’ve been conducting this year.

Murphy’s Law has my coding being temperamental, some minor adjustments were made but I’m still having trouble with multiple capacity sensors. Coding is an evolving platform itself which I’m methodically tackling (I will also be rewiring a couple of speakers for cleaner audio). I’m hoping to develop this project further during the year. Progress Video

UPDATE: I did manage to get all the sensors working after upgrading some software, the recordings can be set to continuous or on/off touch activation as per videos below.

Jellyfish, animated drawing, 2020.

Leg Recovery Study

The final output of experimenting with Max: using audio to play either real-time or pre-recorded videos. I have integrated the audio into the patch which I made by layering multiple slow-motion recordings into one track timed to the video length: heartbeats, the noise from the machine, and breathing. All sounds to be processed with each rotational movement. Mechanical and body combined.

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