Site in Superposition

Sonic installation | Distance sensor, program, metal structure
Technologist Wu Ping Sheng
Dimensions variable

Sight isolates, whereas sound incorporates; vision is directional, whereas sound is omnidirectional. The sense of sight implies exteriority, but sound creates an experience of interiority.” -Juhani Pallasmaa, ”The eyes of the skin”

Representing the formless void of spatiality into auditory perception, this experiment attempts to revisit a site in which its spatial volume has been translated into a wave form.

Site in Superposition consists of a laser distance sensor connected with a sound receiver set up within a space. The distance sensor is built on a two-axle rotating base enabling the sensor to gradually scan through its ambient environment. Depending on the realtime distance data of the spatial reading, a sequence of responsive signals are transmitted to manipulate the sound recording of the receiver. While processing, the system generate a stream of corresponding air particle vibration that intervene ones perception of the space.