A bipartite interactive and educational multimedia installation for conducting sound observations. The animation part gives users some basic knowledge of the physical properties of sound waves. The interactive part generates sounds by means of a synthesizer-controller, visualizing the produced sound which is interpreted through the purpose-adjusted Vectrex screen. The installation makes it possible to see how the sound changes when its basic parameters (e.g., amplitude or frequency) are modified, special effects are added, audio filters are applied, and/or a microphone is used. This experience helps the audience better understand the nature of sound and showcases the logic of images describing harmonic motion, known as the Lissajous curve.
Music: Tomasz Bednarczyk
Lector: Jarosław Łukomski
Acknowledgements: Michał Urbański (tajny_projekt), Piotr Ceglarek, Filip Mutke
Kacper Mutke (1994) works with creative coding, generative art, broadly conceived visual experimentation, multimedia installations, animation, painting, VJ-ing, and sound. His works have been exhibited at shows and festivals in Poland and internationally (e.g., in the Netherlands, Croatia, and China). He has won several awards and distinctions, including at the cineRAMAfest (2017), the International Festival of Drawing (2018), and AGRAFA (2019). He has participated in artistic residency programs in Poland and in France. Together with Michał Urbański, he is part of a new media collective called tajny_projekt. Since 2020, he has run a guest studio at the Faculty of Graphic Arts, Academy of Art in Szczecin, where he collaborates with students on developing multimedia installations. A recipient of scholarships of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2018 and 2020.