BLIND
Live media performance, 2011

Concept

 

This is a performance experiment blending body-art and interaction design. As a synaesthetic person, I can “hear” and “feel” colors, and the purpose of the performance is exactly to transport the audience in an immersive dimension in which the performer becomes the mediator of an experience of color through interactive sound.

During the performance, I act a live bodypaint in front of a webcam which is programmed to recognize different colors. The information produced is then processed by the computer and sent to a digital synthesizer that activates a special sound for each color. The harmonic flow and modulation of each instrument are solely determined by the data produced by the coordinates of the color blobs in space, so that my painted hands, tracked by the webcam, become a musical instrument that I can actually play.

 

The scientific research on the deep relationship between sound and color is the starting point of a personal journey in which I discover the infinite connections between the senses.

Documentation

Shows
MACRO Testaccio Museum, Rome -  2011

Celeste International Art Prize, Bologna - 2011

FAD Festival de Arte Digital, Belo Horizonte - 2012

Corpo festival, Pescara - 2012

The Art Week Santander, Spain - 2013
Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) - 2013

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta - 2014

WOMADE Festival, Milan - 2014

Kala Ghoda Art Festival, Mumbai - 2017


Credits
Concept and art direction - Francesca Fini
Photo documentation - Dalila Antolovic

Media

Visual Container TV - open link

Website of the project

https://blind-liveart.tumblr.com/