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”

Turning the intangibility of space into a perceptible non-visual phenomenon, this experiment measure the flux of spacial dimension in order to render it into auditory information.

This installation consists of a laser distance sensors and a microphone within a spatial setting. The distance sensor is built on a two-axle rotating base enabling the detector unit to gradually scan through its ambient environment and to collecte distance data in real-time. Depending on the value of the spacial reading, a sequence of responsive signals are transmitted to manipulate the wave forms that microphones monitor at the space at the time, this simultaneously generating a stream of corresponding air particle vibration/multidirectional disturbance. Reading the terrain data from a landscape, this system is an attempt that provide an alternative manner for experiencing space in a superposition of space-time.