KIMA: The Wave at L’Abri Fondation

Following a week residency at Fondation L’Abri an art institution at the heart of Geneva’s upcoming contemporary art scene, Analema Group presented KIMA: The Wave – as visual representation of sound.

The space of L’Abri Foundation is a resonant chamber with its own properties which reflect or absorb sound. The sound installation forms an immersive field which envelops the listener into sound waves. A site-specific generative sound design by Alain Renaud responds to the space and transforms it at the same time. Alain plays with the notions of standing waves, creating a resonance effect, which can be experienced physically at nodes and antinodes. Alain thus creates a moving sonic field for the audience and Evgenia Emets’ poetry performance, echoing  their voices back into the space.

Evgenia Emets’ poem itself found inspiration in the emergence of language through sound, dwelling on sonic qualities of the words, the juxtaposition between the vowels and consonants, and their interplay.The audience was invited to explore interactive sound and visual elements, which allowed the audience to actively participate in bringing the space alive through sound and vision. Two pieces invited the audience to investigate sound – through exploration of their own voice as real-time representation and by observing interference patterns generated by Tibetan singing bowls. A physical standing wave guided audience into the space – a former WWII bunker.

KIMA: The Wave project consists of two installations. Sound is presented as interference pattern on the one hand side, and machine-learning controlled, complex sound feature extractor on the other. KIMA: The Wave was developed by Analema Group, under Evgenia Emets artistic direction and features sound design by Alain Renaud, sound analysis by Sean Soraghan and visual development by Dario Villanueva. Project management: Katerina Loschinina. Producer: Oliver Gingrich.

KIMA: The Wave at L’Abri Fondation

Kima installation at Kinetica 2014

Photographs from the KIMA installation at Kinetica Art Fair – featuring a lot of audience interaction, diverse instruments, and audiences of all ages genuinely engaging with the experience.

KIMA was setup with two microphones for two sound inputs, used by up to two people at a time. Two sets of headphones present an immersive sound design: Each one of the participants can hear one another as well as beautiful spatial arrangements – as if being in a large hall with wonderful acoustics.

Participants experience a real-time visualisation of their sonic collaboration –  expressed in cymatic pattern projected on the screen.

We received a lot of useful feedback through the survey system we used; some of you left us some valuable notes on how you wish to see this project in the future. We are excited about working with you, our audience and making you part of the experience. The journey of KIMA continues!

 

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Supported by the Arts Council

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Kima installation at Kinetica 2014

KIMA at Festival of Learning at Bournemouth University 9-12 June 2014

ANALEMA GROUP will be exhibiting KIMA at the Festival of Learning at Bournemouth University 9-12 June.

Experience the intrinsic relationship between vision and sound with this interactive art piece. There are two installations; the first immerses you in a purely sonic experience while the other allows you to modify and interact with real time representations of sound. This telepresence setup allows for new experiences of presence, of interaction and of the realm of the audio visual.

 

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KIMA at Festival of Learning at Bournemouth University 9-12 June 2014