A SOPHISTICATED SOIREE
- with Georg Zeitblom, Peter Rantasa, Jaromil Rojo, Eva Dranaz
- interactive audio-visual situation, based on the heartbeats of 64 participants, custom made hard and software
A SOPHISTICATED SOIREE draws inspiration from a chapter of Snowcrash (Stephenson 1992). 64 participants are fitted with heartbeat sensors. The individual heart signals picked up in this way will be scanned in real time and trigger various different musical and optical processes.
These visual and sonic interpretation of a social event are produced by logical operations defined in accordance with the artistic approach.
Conclusions by the participants about potential meanings and significant events can be reached by means of emotional or analytical interpretation of the data that have been gathered, and a visualized decoding of the optical and acoustic displays if the decision to go ahead with this is made.