Visual/Sound Artist

Flax Art Studios

44-46 Corporation St, Belfast

Northern Ireland, BT1 3DE

'The Butterflies In My Brain'

Performative Visual + Sound Device Using Gesture Tracking and Overhead Projector

All sound originates live from within and around the overhead projector

Programme Designed and Created by Helena Hamilton

using Max/MSP/Jitter

Performed at Sonorities, Belfast 2014

‘The Butterflies In My Brain’ transforms an overhead projector into a site specific, performative sound device.  All sounds originate live from within and around the machine - selection, manipulation and duration of sounds are made via interaction through live drawing.  This repetitive, considered visual interaction stimulates sonic variations throughout the duration of the performance.

 

Helena states:

"Within my practice, intelligibility in performance is important - clarity of the process, gesture and resulting output is integral.  I strive to create works with a degree of transparency, bringing the viewer/listeners along with me throughout the process.  It is important that regardless of an individuals technical or intellectual knowledge they can still make the relationship between what they see and hear."

 

 

Below is a video showing the interface created by the artist using Max/MSP.

Note: please listen to all audio via headphones or monitor speakers