resonate (2012)

FH Mainz University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with Mainz School of Music at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

The installation resonate consists of several kilometers of resonance strings and seven interactive bodies, which, taken together, contain a total of 1.600 controllable LEDs. If the strings are plucked, the tension and the rope oscillation alter and thus generate new sounds. The surfaces become communication levels and interact with the installation. A structure emerges, in which visitors may actively participate since it is located in a continual flow. Rhythm and variance are, as in music, essential elements of the installation resonate. By means of the rule-based design parameters, it was possible to develop a complex, three-dimensional spatial structure in which form, light and sound constitute a unity. With resonate visitors interact in playful response to the taught strings: plucking, rubbing, stretching etc. The public then become interpreters of a large light-sound-space instrument. This facilitates a communication between the visitors, but also an individual experience of space.

resonate is a trans-disciplinary project of the Masters course entitled »Communication in Space« at the FH Mainz University of Applied Sciences, and emerged in collaboration with the Masters course »Sound Art Composition« of the Main School of Music at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. The project was developed for the Luminale 2012, in Frankfurt.

Duration September 7th, 2012 – January 6th, 2013

Further Informationen: www.resonate.iamainz.de

Photo: Fidelis Fuchs