Smoke & Drops, DVD


Smoke & Drops DVD explores the idea of synesthesia (a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway).

For this piece the visual information taken by a camera of a smoke row and several liquid substances (ink, milk and pigment) expanding into water was processed by a computer in order to generate a MIDI Score. The movement and the density of each element define the information units in the score.

The values in the MIDI score are simultaneously interpreted along with the video image allowing the viewer to establish a correspondence between what he/she perceives through his/her eyes and ears.

“Smoke & Drops” DVD is an edition of 25

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Title: “Smoke & Drops” DVD, edition of 25
Place and Date: New York, 2001
Medium: DVD format, NTSC
Duration: 4 min 1 sec.