April 2010. shotgun microphones, computer, custom Pure Data program, amplifiers, speakers, metal ball chains, dust-free sand.
In this multi-sensory installation, a Pure Data program transforms live sound into silent speaker motion by transposing the pitch of ambient sound to sub-audible levels. The resulting movements generate visual and sonic variations through the oscillation of fine ball chains. As the ends of the extensions make contact with the floor they produce an audible and visual interpretation of the sonic field by displacing and redrawing remnants of activity through the gradual erosion of piles of white sand. In this way, the work renders the immateriality of sound as a tangible event by silencing and reinterpreting the data of everyday life.
July 12 - Aug 10, 2013 Truck Gallery, Calgary Alberta
Aug 10 - Sept 16, 2012 Espace F, Matane Qc
Jan 9 - Mar 30, 2012 City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa ON
Aug 2 - 5, 2011 PDCON Exhibition, Weimar/Berlin Germany
July 29 - 31, 2011 Electric Eclectics Festival, Meaford ON
July 29 - 31, 2011 Meaford Museum, Meaford ON
Nov 3 - Dec 5, 2010 galerie AXENÉO7, Gatineau QC
2013: Interview with Donna in Calgary.
Cymatic Imprints featured in interview with Alexandre Désilets on ReliefTV.