17-19th of February at Kinetica Museum
Ugly Duck: 47 Tanner Street, SE1 3PL, London
Friday: 4.30pm performance & audience participation
Saturday: 6.30pm performance & audience participation
Saturday: 2pm performance & audience participation
Sunday: 2.30pm presentation & audience participation
Previously shown at Fondation L’Abri Geneva, KIMA: The Wave will be presented at Kinetica’s 10 year jubilee on the 17th-19th of February. For the first time in the UK, KIMA: The Wave shows a development which investigates phenomena of interference, explored by the audience. The audience becomes participant and co-creator of a sonic composition being realised in real time.
KIMA explores visual properties of sound using an audio analysis tool developed by Sean Soraghan. Temporal and dynamic characteristics of sound are represented using visualisation code developed by Dario Villanueva and supported by machine learning algorithms,http://www.alolo.co/kima. Sound is translated into visual representations reflecting both the performer’s and audience’s audio input in real-time.
Discounted tickets: HERE Code Perception
General Ticket link HERE
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 Foundation, Geneva
10-11 November 2016
10 November, Thursday:
Opening times: 11.00 – 17.00
Private view: 19.00 – 22.00
Performances at 15.00 and 19.30
11 November, Friday:
Opening times: 15.00 – 22.00
Analema Group talk about KIMA project: 20.00
1, place de la Madeleine – Genève
T. CH 022 777 00 77
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sound is a complex phenomenon, which can be experienced physically, mentally and emotionally, within our bodies and outside of them. In the project KIMA: ‘The Wave’ at L’Abri Foundation in Geneva, Analema Group will create an experience where vibration of sound can be heard, seen and felt. We explore the phenomena of waves, resonance and interference of sound, through a dynamic spatial sound installation. Visual representation of sound will be introduced to the audience by Evgenia Emets vocal poetry performance.
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’ performance, echoing their voices back into the space.
Evgenia, a poet and artist, will perform a new piece inspired by her research of the emergence of language and the juxtaposition of poetry and abstract sound. Harmonies of the voice and the Tibetan singing bowls form part of the installation. She will guide the audience across the space to experience differences in sounds through our perception of these spaces and forms of sound. She will invite everyone to explore their own voice through a sound and visual installation developed by Analema Group. Audience members will have a chance to explore sonic spaces in different parts of the building and see their own voice turn into light and geometry.
Please make the most out of your experience: move around the space, listen, explore different spaces, make sounds, see them reflecting in visual form. Between the performances, microphones are open to audience members to explore sound with their own voices.
Analema Group presents KIMA – Wheel at the Roundhouse. On the 360 canvas of Ron Arad’s Curtain Call, the audience experiences sound as an immersive visual phenomenon. A sound poem, Evgenia Emets’ “Wheel” guides the audience in exploring their own voices.