Multiplicity to Singularity, then Singularity to Multiplicity

Throughout history humans’ exposure to information has exponentially increased. Most of our activities and disciplines have been aimed to classify and store information systemically and technology has been developed through abstraction so in the end has managed to disguise its body. Nowadays modern platforms provide us with a uniform environment with an upward standardized structure. However, this structure is also invisible, untouchable and indestructible. The artist goes against this flow and tries to inspect each construction level and its fundamental bodies. In this way looking for new, imaginative and more humanistic ways of understanding technology. The project suggests different ways to understand the fabrication of visual-spatial space and to lose oneself status through the central lens of analogue technology and the alternative concept of memory.

The sound was composed of four channels of different sources that amplified vibration from the slide projectors. One is real time streamed and the other three are supposed to intersect between its original source and pitch-shifted sound based on the basic fugue technique.

As each slide projection was designed to select the next sequence based on present status in visual and audio aspect as well, the sound part broadcasts self generated sound in real- streaming but records itself simultaneously. These recorded seed functions as a melody line so the other projectors' vibration will be pitch-shifted and beat-determined based on the same melody seed but with different parameters from the each unit such as slide number, differences between present and previous sequence and the slide's colour filter numbers. In the end the audience listens to real-streamed present sound in one channel but also manipulated versions in different channels which are based on a past seed. Finally the present stream determines the audio composition in the near future as well.

Each produced and recorded sound clip is a unique sound, as the system uses uniformly divided frequency division to pitch-shift on the same melody seed. The different compositions could be mixed regardless of its musical tonality as Bach did in his equal temperament.

As a whole system this process develops as a chain relationship thus each projector will change its role and the new composition will be produced according to the seed melody which is renewed periodically from different units. While the core chain process described above works in cycles, intermittently visual and audio parts influence each other based on certain conditions. So far the description is how the sounds are composed internally then each channel plays through specific distortion circuit that usually applies as electronic music effector such as electric guitar or bass pedal.

Multiplicity to Singularity, then Singularity to Multiplicity : Conversation between Rothko and Lih, 2019

three slide projectors with flight cases, three 80-slide carousel filled with artist crafted slides, artist made three channel controller-synthesizer-mixer, mixer, amp-speaker, mirrors, crystal dish, plastic decoration buddha figure, plants

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