esther ainsworth | e_s_t

 

 

 

| in bloom |

 

| play sound |

| play video |

 

 

 

interactive sound sculpture, developed whilst on artists residency at camac arts centre, marnay-sur-seine, france

exhibited:

camac, france, april 2011

kernel festival, italy 1 - 3 july 2011

hackney wicked festival, london 29 - 31 july 2011

in bloom is an interactive sound work.  a dead tree has been re-connected to the world using sound.  in-ear headphones replace where the trees branches once bloomed and allow for live sound to fill the branches of the tree.  ‘in bloom’ is a direct response to the visual and sonic landscape experienced whilst considering the natural environment in a state of wandering.

this work considers the human desire in urban life to disconnect from ambient sound or create a personal soundtrack using MP3 players and personal devices. the dead tree has been brought back into bloom using buds formed from wired headphones which channel live ambient sound via Skype. the sound generated switches using max/msp between live microphones in locations where the tree has been exhibited.

the re-locating of the work allows it to be considered in a greater and more universal context, as the relationship between the sculptural qualities of technology and nature are explored.  the tree continues to ‘root’ in each location, seeking sound sources to fill its branches. 

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| projects and works to date....

 

| warrington voices |

| balfron listening |

| air traffic |

| bridge links |

| bridge soundings |

| parallel relay |

| short films - france 2011 |

| forest fire |

| respire in e, d and f |

| radio-active |

| evening call |

| in bloom |

| drive-in sound |

| downstairs |

| crack project |

| spring clean 08 |

| textures.fm |

| text opera |

| textual intercourse |

| chatroom drama |

| unsound night |

| relax |

| tiles |

| behind closed doors |

| tubular bells remix |

| tap |

©2003 esther ainsworth