Klingln (2004), Interactive sound/ceramics installation & audio/video, dimension variable
Klingeln was originally an interactive sound installation, inspired by our nostalgia associated with the sound of bells. My hand-built, high fired porcelain bells were hung from the ceiling with invisible nylon threads in a gallery. The visitors were invited to play the bells to create their own resonating chamber; they activated an interactive system depending on the pitch and the intensity of each bell they were striking. The interactive setting was controlled by Max/MSP in real-time with a quad speaker system. Klingln also has become an environment for dance, as dancers became interested in moving in a space defined by the hanging bells. I processed and composed the sound of the bells in Kyma Capybara, to accompany the dancers’ movement for the video, with the original footage shot in silence.
Tokyo International Dance Film Festival, 2004