These are some images created for my previous exhibition “Tree Rings” in UCSB gallery 479.
This is a possible floor plan for Sound Tree Rings.
In the gallery place, there will be two walls facing each other. On the left wall (or the other side of wall) there will be 5-6 lasercut wood pieces on the wall, which show how the tree ring images are created in the real wood pieces. And an iOS device (iPad or iPhone) will be installed on a pedestal for audience who wants to created their own sound tree rings.
On the right side, there will be a large projection wall, and approximately 135 GIF tree ring moving images will be looped. (test movie is below – “Sound Tree rings – Processing” Each tree ring has unique design with different time length, and sound (not sure the sound will come with the visuals) audience can explore how the sound is transformed into a spiral tree shapes in digital forms.
Overall, due to the projection, I prefer a dark space with a large white wall where I can project the GIF tree ring video.
In a large wall, there will be a projection of approximately 135 tree ring moving images filled the entire of the wall. Each looping tree ring has interesting designs, different time length, and diverse stories behind of the recording sound. Audience can see each detailed tree ring, and observe how the sound resulted in creation of the spiral wave form shapes. Overall, it will show the massive collection of sound captured in urban area, and deliver how people’s short/forgettable moments can be tranformed into a artificial tree rings and seed of forest.
This video is a conceptual video documentation of Sound Tree Ring made with Paul Jacobs (UCSB MAT).
I think it would be great to project pre-rendered tree ring animations on the wall as shown in floor plans above. The tree rings can be created on top of wood background, or just a white background in black lines. I personally prefer the white background because it’s much more interesting to focus on detailed black line shapes. And a mobile device (iPhone or iPad) can be in the gallery, so audience can explore their own sound and create their own sound tree rings.
This is a test of Sound Tree Rings with some pre-recorded sound. I collected some sounds in several different locations, and transformed it into spiral waveform patterns using Processing software. Each sound has different time length and magnitude over time, which results in diverse waveform designs. These short recoded sound have stories in time, and recorded as artificial, urban tree rings in digital medium. Currently, Sound Tree Rings are operated by computer software (Processing) and mobile application (iPhone/iPad)
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