W3RGBV is a web version our installation RGB: Ray Gun Beam Virus presented at the exhibition Alternating. Direct. Shifting: AC/DC/IT. Like the first version, it reproduces (or basically reverses) the idea of Ray Gun Virus – an installation from 1966 by American artist Paul Sharits.
W3RGBV uses a camera and a microphone, the application must be allowed to access both interfaces. This also means that the installation needs a device with a camera and microphone.
The camera image is split into colour components that shift horizontally by a certain distance depending on the volume of sound captured by the microphone. With loud sounds there is also additional image modulation – let’s say it’s a old-school TV effect.