Silver Moon, Blue Planet, Blue Note is a music-space-performance/installation. The work is based on live video and data feeds from the International Space Station (ISS) and other satellite sources. The captured data are processed in real time and converted into an audio-visual environment. The premiere presentation of the performance took place at the opening of the exhibition “On the Silver Globe: Media Installations from the International Collection of the WRO Biennale” at Kunsthal Aarhus.
In terms of the technology and certain ideas, the work is a descendant of the Ping Melody, i.e., a series of my earlier works based on the scanning and sonification of the dataflow in communication networks (mostly internet) and interaction with a musician playing an acoustic instrument. But, unlike its ancestor, Silver Moon, Blue Planet, Blue Note is a farewell to the realm of info-space and goes back into the physical space perceived from the modern perspective at the modern scale.
Why do I talk about returning to the physical space? This work is also inspired by the correlation between an increased interest (from the perspective of digital arts) in info-space created by information networks and the abandonment of dreams of the outer – deep – space. This failure of the imagination seems now to be transformed into another return – or at least thoughts about returning – to the stars.