Neudecker, M (2015) Figure of 8 (Rainforest, Ecuador) for 5.1 surround. In: The Artists Surround Sound project, Sound Scape Park, Miami, USA, 2 December 2015. [Exhibition]
|Abstract:||Neudecker’s Figure of 8 aims to create a sound experience of a night in the jungle with a soundscape artificially collaged from 3-dimensional sound recordings taken from an Ecuadorian rainforest at the heights of 1.39m, 9.78m, 22.59m, 30.79m and 37.26m. Tiputini Biodiversity Station in Ecuador, where the sound recordings were captured, is one of the most bio-diverse forests in the world. Its sounds never stop. At the time of capture, the sound recordings observed and corresponded with the circadian rhythm of the rainforest. The sound implies a physical shift through a physical space and horizontal timeline. Moving beyond the image, Neudecker at times works with classical music and sound ‘data’, exploring the pathos and evocative power of audio that is rooted in ‘ground truth’ – a term used in remote sensing to describe data collected on location. In this particular location no image – moving or still – can capture what sound manages to convey. The sound recordings were taken for Hanging Gardens, Neudecker’s permanent, commissioned artwork for the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital. As part of the commission, Neudecker will create an audio-visual piece in the patient lifts highlighting the parallels between dense urban spaces and the internal structures of a rainforest. With the introduction of a window in the main ‘village’ lifts, passengers will be able to see the urban landscape as they travel up and down the building. At the same time – and in synchronization with the lift movement – a video monitor set alongside the window will show a similar journey taken through the Ecuadorian rainforest, from the forest floor right up to the jungle canopy.|
|Event Location:||Sound Scape Park, Miami, USA|
|Number of Pieces:||1|
|Medium:||audio surround sound|
|Measurements/Duration:||16 minutes looped|
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Exhibiton curated by David Gryn.
|Subjects:||N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general|
|Divisions:||Bath School of Art and Design|
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2016 15:00|
|Last Modified:||11 Mar 2016 15:01|
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