Media: EEG machine, digital code, Electric paint on strings along with found Typewriter, Sewing Machine and Slide Projector. 2016
Synopsis: The device and subsequent data-sculpture is an experimentation on the collection of bio-data (in this case Brain hertz). The machine invented converts Alpha and Beta hertz in real-time into kinetic motion, translates that motion into Morse code, captures this newly invented data and extrapolates that information into large scale installation of mathematics, sound and invented sciences.
Process: The machine captured the motion from 10 people’s minds, as they sat in isolation, viewing a projection. The projection is a geometric pattern on the opposing wall of four double heliacal structures created through a light interference pattern cause by the device's dual lens construction. An oscillation distorts the projection, creating a situation of trance and mental intrigue.
The data captured from each subject was translated, by the machine into Morse code; the code was then directly copied into a digital system, a constant was added in order to segment the dots and dashes into a assortment of pauses and alpha-numerical characters. The characters were then transplanted into a musical cryptography program, turning text to sound. The notes of the all previous sitters were then played for the current listener, until a collaborative and layered, 10 mind-set musical composition could be assembled. The standing black bi-lateral harp sculpture is a translation of that data, where the height corresponds to the alpha numerical character assigned to it.
Entering into its immediate space and walking along its length, the harp can sense viewers' presence through proximity sensors and immerse visitors into the entirety of the mental soundscape.