A painting presented side by side to a video; both have audio activated features using APE, a tool I created which generates sound responsive visuals.
The video layers are audio activated by any voice or sound in the room. It is a highly sensitive software. As the video is activated, an arabic poem and a spanish poem are simultaneously being written over the painting. These poems are anonymous refugee writings.
Painting being presented with text activated over it:
Video being activated:
SANCTUARY CITY 2
RESIDENCY AT GOVERNOR’S ISLAND. AUTUMN 2017
Wall size paintings of refugee land with audio activated projected arabic text on the floor and through the windows and over the paintings on one wall. This text is a poem written by an anonymous Syrian refugee. This audio activation is enlisted though APE, a software I created and requires a projector and laptop. The frequencies and amplitudes of any voices in the room, create a new line or letter of the poem. Final show included a live performance with vocal artist Ami Yamasaki
Audio activated arabic poetry by Syrian refugees, with paintings of refugee landscapes. Final performance with Ami Yamasaki
wall sized landscape 1 Govenor’s island Oct 2017 7ft x 3 ft