TADAEX2018 / Breath/Void

Breath/Void BY Sabina Hyoju AHN

Breath “Breath” is an interactive light and sound installation/performance, operated by human breath. As a wind instrument, this work has been developed to control sound and light with human breathing, made of DIY circuits and e-wastes. “Breath” uses amorphous energy from the human body and transforms it into different shapes: breathe to light and sound, vitalizing an inorganic object and shaping the narrative. This is contrary action to turn off lights (candle); however, this can be interpreted as vitalizing inorganic object. Human breathing is transformed into light and sound and the respiration is visualized by dimming bulbs. Individual’s breathing activates the machine from nonliving object and involves functioning. The piece has been made of electronic junks such as old telephone’s microphone and old PC’s metal frame to illustrate life from death and to allude a transformable relationship between human/natural element and machine. To show the interactivity in real-time, the piece has been developed to a performative instrument that can be performed with live sound by my mouth and glitch-like sound from software. The progress has started from simple method and mathematics in code and switching between on and off to dimming by the intensity of my breath and combining acoustic and electronic sound. The Void “The Void” is a sound performance exploring the range of the frequency in empty space. The sound is produced in a closed glass tube by generating audio feedback. I try to push the sound at the very limit level towards both low and high frequency within the audible range. The sound starts from nothing in empty space (void) and it gets amplified by time proceeds. The range of audio frequency is controlled by oscillating, modulating and shifting the hertz when the space is closed and open. Also, the environmental factor influences the sound amplification working like triggers. Different DIY devices are used to create additional sound. These make different ways of feedback between multiple inputs and outputs. The audience will listen to a wide range of sound from very low to very high and fluctuations of the sound waves in different time settings.


Tickets are available from Friday, Nov 9 At Mohsen Gallery & Nabshi Center And from Saturday Nov 10 at Ava Center, Floor +8

Venue: AVA CENTER | Time: MONDAY 12 NOV 20:30 - 21:30